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It’s A Wonderful Life

On a snowy Christmas eve, George Bailey (James Stewart) finds himself wondering why he was ever born. In the midst of his musings, a crazy old man (Henry Tavers) claiming to be an angle appears and gives the desperate man an opportunity to see how things might have been had he never existed. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 130
Theater Release: 07 Jan 1947
Video Release: 01 Nov 2011
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Why Is It’s A Wonderful Life Rated Not Rated?

Content includes: A boy is slapped and his ear starts to bleed. A man contemplates suicide. Characters drink, some to the point of drunkenness. Punches and brawling are depicted. An allusion to prostitution is made. A police officer fires shots at a man which whistle through a street crowded with people. A child nearly drowns. References are made to World War II and some of its battles. Embracing and kissing are shown. Bullying. Characters exchange angry words. A character is dishonest.

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