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It’s a Wonderful Life

Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, etc.
Director: Frank Capra
Rated: NR
Year of Release: 1946
Video Release Date: August 20, 2002

Few people actually achieve the goals they set when they are young, and yet their lives turn out to have meaning, though it is sometimes difficult to see. Caught in a scandal brought about by the evil machinations of his nemesis, George wonders if his life of sacrifice and hard work has been worthwhile. Standing on a bridge, he considers suicide. But an angel intervenes and shows him how many lives in his town would have been impoverished without the subtle influence of his sterling character.

Viewing Suggestion:

Notice how George overcomes his belief that his life is worthless when an angel grants his wish that he was never born. He sees what his own life would be like without him.

Ask Yourself:

- Do you belief that your life is worthless?
- How would people around you be affected if you didn’t exist any more?
- After watching this movie, imagine what life would be like without you and notice how your contribution would be missing.