I finally got a chance to watch good classical movie called
- It’s a Wonderful Life
. I’ve heard a lot about it here and there but I have never seen it before. Oddly enough there were a few scenes in the movie that were pretty famous but I had no idea that it was from this particular movie. It took me the whole day to watch it but I managed to finish it.
The movie is about the life of a man named George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart). George is the type of guy who everyone would want to know. He is always thinking about everyone else first and himself last. He had dreams of leaving down, exploring the world and building things but unfortunate events occur and it stops him from chasing his dreams. “I’m shakin’ the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I’m gonna see the world. Italy, Greece, the Parthenon, the Colosseum. Then, I’m comin’ back here to go to college and see what they know. And then I’m gonna build things. I’m gonna build airfields, I’m gonna build skyscrapers a hundred stories high, I’m gonna build bridges a mile long…” George is a very ambitious guy so who knows what it would have been like if he did follow his dreams. Or do we?
At the beginning of the movie we hear a few people praying to God asking him to help George. Apparently, George was in a lot of trouble and needed some serious help. So God sends the angel Clarence to help him. Clarence doesn’t have his wings yet but God promised him that he will get them if he helps out George. Before Clarence goes to Earth, the angel Joseph tells him all about George’s life. From there, we watch as George grows up and events unfolds that stops him from chasing his dreams.
George’s problems were so bad that he wanted to kill himself but Clarence managed to save him. The two start talking and Clarence reveals that he is an angel but George doesn’t believe him. George tells Clarence about the type of trouble he is in and wished that he was never born. Clarence advised against making a wish like that but George believed that people would be better off without him. In order to help George, Clarence granted George the wish so he can see how other people turned out without his involvement. After seeing how people were without him, George realized that he played an important role in everyone’s life. The whole town was a better place to live in because of him. People’s lives were better because he was there to help them out.
I’m sure that there are lots of people who goes through some sort hard time here and there and they get to a point where they just want to give up. Once you’re in the slumps, it’s hard to get out when you’re all alone. If you have the help of some good friends then it wouldn’t be so bad because you have company. Friends are usually there to help you out when you’re in time of needs but sometimes your pride won’t let you ask for help. I was once on of those people. When I needed help with anything, I wouldn’t go asking for it. I’m not sure if it was my pride that stop me or the fact that I thought people were too busy to lend me a hand. But now I see that my friends are there to give me a helping hand and all that I have to do is ask.
“Remember, no man is a failure who has friends. -Clarence”