You Can’t Take It With You parents guide

You Can’t Take It With You

The love of money is the root of all evil.

Overall B

Tony Kirby’s (Jimmy Stewart) and Alice Sycamore (Jean Arthur) may think they are the perfect match, but the different priorities between his wealthy parents and her eccentric family may tear the two apart.

Release date November 3, 1938

Violence B-
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A-
Substance Use C+

Why is You Can’t Take It With You rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated You Can’t Take It With You Not Rated Approved

Run Time: 126 minutes

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You Can’t Take It With You
Rating & Content Info

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Why is You Can’t Take It With You rated Not Rated? You Can’t Take It With You is rated Not Rated by the MPAA Approved

Violence: Eccentric characters engage in quirky activities such as building rockets out of gunpowder, and their creations frequently go off and blow up. A massive explosion and property damage are depicted. Characters recklessly side down the banister and one of them injures his leg. Characters wrestle. Police threaten, arrest and jail a group of confused people. A character prints and distributes fliers that have a revolutionary tone. Characters argue. A judge in a courtroom has trouble controlling an unruly mob. A man who has lost a fortune collapses from stress and later dies from heart failure. Strained relationships, especially between parent and children, are shown.

Sexual Content: Some characters are seen in immodest costumes. A woman in a jail cell makes veiled references to prostitution.

Language: Some name-calling and insults are heard.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters frequently smoke.

Other: A character is described as a student of the occult. Characters pray.

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You Can’t Take It With You
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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Cast and Crew

You Can’t Take It With You is directed by Frank Capra and stars Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of You Can’t Take It With You movie is December 8, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: You Can’t Take It With You
Release Date: 8 December 2015
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases You Can’t Take It With You to home video (Blu-ray or DVD) with the following extras:
- Audio Commentary by Frank Capra Jr. and Author Cathrine Kellison
- Featurette: Frank Capra, Jr. Remembers You Can't Take It With You
- Original Theatrical Trailer

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Mr. Vanderhof’s affection for his house mirrors his love for his deceased wife, just as it does for Mr. Fredrickson in Up. Another family as equally quirky as Alice’s is depicted in Meet the Robinsons. And Anthony B. Kirby is just as much of a scrooge as the character in A Christmas Carol.