Yes! It indeed is a wonderful life.
In 1946, when cinema was black and white, Frank Capra was capable of showing various colors of life in his movie– It’s a wonderful life.
The story revolves around George Bailey (James Stewart), a benevolent businessmen in a beautiful town — Bedford Falls. George is an illustration of an ordinary man who is honest, happy, courageous, social, kind, and helpful. He sacrifices all his dreams to protect his town and people from evil intentions of the richest man of the town, who is inhumane, selfish, and cunning. He wants to conquer the town and own all the controls.
George, despite facing turbulence from all directions, always inhesitantly, not only gives moral support to Bedford’s people but also goes beyond his capabilities to help them in difficulties.
Potter, who always fails to break George’s protection shield and rule the town plans a foul play against him which breaks down George completely and compels him to think that his life is worthless, he didn’t achieve anything, and he should end it. This becomes an instance for George, which makes him truly understand his worth and count his achievements.
The story concludes with these heart-touching words that not only helped George to realize his worth but also, I believe the viewers too, and I am not any exception. I liked these words the most.
“Strange, isn’t it?
Each man’s life touches so many other lives.
When he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole.”
In the movie full of fun, friendship and romance, the Potter’s existence offended my eyes. But then, I realized how the above quote justifies his presence.