Prepare for some intense nuzzling and kissing mama on the mouth as we cover the 1946 classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Consider supporting us on Patreon for a video version of next week’s Reference Stocking Christmas Special!


Director: Frank Capra
Writers: Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Budget: $3,180,000
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $5,049,416

Breakdown and Analysis

  • Story centres around George and his life. It isn’t initially presented why people are earnestly praying for him which leads to lack of purpose in the storytelling.
  • George has a weird relationship with his mum. Let us know if mouth kissing your mother was normal in the 1940s.
  • Also while we are on the topic of George, he is perverted and the scene of Mary in the bushes while he had her robe was not easy to watch. It was casual and playful but as a 2019 KT , no bueno muchacho.
  • Mr Potter was reflective of corporate America. It was based in 1940’s but people are still struggling for a mortgage. Yeah he was an ass and a half, but he kept things interesting. He was certainly the moustache twirling villain in stories.
  • Uncle Billy was useless. And it’s always these type of characters that survive while the most useful (dad) die. Still waiting on him to take responsibility for losing that $8,000.
  • Even though this movie was 2 hours and 11 minutes, it didn’t really flesh out characters beyond George. We didn’t get much in ways of Mary, Harry, Uncle Billy or even his mother.
  • It took til an hour into the movie to witness any sort of character development for George. There was a lot of focus on his story from childhood to adulthood that we kinda leave his journey with Clarence to the side. Which is cool but also what are we here for?

Unrelated but vital points

  • Christmas is Christmas is Christmas is Christmas
  • What constitutes a Christmas movie? KT is a purist and Oti says all
  • Please email us for an Oti original screenplay
  • Let us know if you are interested in a new series called Watchmen. It won’t be starring Regina King. It will feature Oti and watchmen. That’s it.

For Your Reference

Oti’s pick

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KT’s pick

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