So i finally see this movie for the first time last night and wow this movie was really damn good. I've always herd people say this film is one of the all-time best christmas films and a classic, I didn't believe people that it was that good but i was wrong it was a pretty damn good film. First of all, I really like James Stewart's portryal of George Bailey. James's an amazing actor, I really liked the charecter, I understood what Bailey was going through, his thinks he's failed himself and everyone when loses his money and thinks the world's better off with him dead but then to see that if he was never born affected the lives of everyone he knew. I also really like the concept of the guardian angel and they must earn there wings, The story is like the Christmas Carol story. Although some differences it's really about a man being haunted by the "supernatural" over decision he may or may not do. My only complaint about the film is that it takes about 2 hours to cut to the chase with Bailey comtemplating killing himself, I understand he has a elaborate backstory but i think some of it could have been trimmed down a bit. *BTW i forgot to mention It was on TV so with commercial it's two hours at this point.* Aside from that the Movie was really good. The Bad Guy Potter was real mean son of a gun, he took his money and tried to have Bailey pinned for it. Real Mean guy, I love knowing that Bailey is the only thing that stopped him from taking over the town. I really liked the ending. It was extremley satisfying film. I really liked the two lines said at the end, "Everytime a bell rings an angels gets its wings" and "Remember no man is a failure who has friends." Great lines to live by. This is now one of my all-time favourite Christmas films, It's also my second favourite black and white film after King Kong. If i had to rate the film, 9/10 Great classic but a bit too damn long in a way.