You Can't Take It With You

You Can't Take It With You

DVD - 2003
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SUMMARY: Comedy about the Sycamores, an eccentric family of free spirits, and the problems that arises when Alice, the one stable memeber, falls for her boss's son.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c2003, c1938.
ISBN: 9780767889131
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE You
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 126 min.) :,b&w, sd. ;,4 3/4 in.


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May 29, 2020

Very funny movie by Frank Capra that also has a lot of heart! The cast seems like family and the story has some good lessons too. Great for family movie night!

Jan 12, 2019

VERY GOOD 1938 film with interesting social/economic 'ism' flavors in a whack comic setting. Interesting to see Jimmy Stewart early in his film career. Jean Arthur as romantic lead Alice Sycamore is also fun to watch. For me, fab dancer/actress Ann Miller was especially a fun 'view'.

This film did win two Oscars and iS quite good - but a bit long.

Mar 05, 2018

Some nice social commentary with some fairly corny humor and characters, fairly enjoyable.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

A great film adaptation of the play by the same really can't take it with you!

Jan 25, 2016

This is a wonderful family film! The plot is fun and meaningful. Also, all the actors do a splendid job bringing the story to life, and there will be many familiar faces from "It's a Wonderful Life." This is a must watch!

Oct 31, 2015

Frank Capra pours on the sugar in this post-depression fairy tale about an evil capitalist who has a change of heart after his son falls in love with the granddaughter of a lovable old libertarian and his household of eccentric misfits. Sweetly naïve with a first class cast and more than a few chuckles.

Sep 07, 2014

The reviews already listed by Monolith and Joseph are well written and contain excellent comments on "Fnak Capra's You Can't Take It with You". I would add that it is an excellent cast with a wonderful script. Jean Arthur and James Stewart make quite a couple. "You Can't Take It With You" may not be as well known as some of the other Capra classics, but it is one of my favorites. I(f you haven't seen it yet, your missing you of life's great treasures.

Aug 03, 2013

The family's eccentricities required a little acclimating to and patience from me at film's beginning; I initially thought that it was going to be just too corny what with Ann Miller constantly pirouetting as she set the dinner table... Eventually I got into it as the clash of the classes (upper & lower-middle) heated up. I'm a big fan of Jimmy Stewart's films, but his romantic subplot with Jean Arthur (who was so damned adorable) took a back seat to my interest in the outcome of Edward Arnold's greed-fueled quest for acquiring the deed to Lionel Barrymore's sentimentally cherished home. I found those two really engaging. I ended up really genuinely enjoying this sweet, tender film from Frank Capra -- full of sentiment and depth. Humble. And hilarious, at times (...particularly the crazy Russian dude's innocent yet over-zealous nature: body-slamming old man Kirby and slapping his wife on the back). "It's A Wonderful Life" still holds the number one spot in the ranks for me among the few that I've seen from Capra's repertoire, but this was definitely a 'keeper'. And btw, I counted six actors to be later used again by Capra in that infamous classic Christmas staple: Stewart (as George Bailey), Samuel S. Hinds (as his Dad, Peter Bailey), Barrymore (as Old Man Potter), H.B. Warner (as Mr. Gower, the pharmacist), Ward Bond (as Bert, the cop), & Charles Lane (as the I.R.S. agent here, and the real estate salesman in I.A.W.L.). Useless trivia that nobody cares about but me I suppose...

May 21, 2013

Love this film! Absolutely delightful. Emotional, but in a good way. First time seeing it was really magical. I'd always heard of it, but never seen it. I thought it was a drama, then discovered it was a comedy. Love Jean Arthur's family.. they're kinda kooky, but they're happy and so you overlook their weirdness. It shows that you don't need to be dull and 'normal'. They're happy the way they are, and everybody loves them for who they are: honest, compassionate, generous people. <3 Definitely a must see.

Dec 30, 2011

This was a really enjoyable film. The family is crazy but lovable, and it was fun to watch.

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May 29, 2020

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Aug 03, 2013

Grandpa Martin Vanderhof: "...Lincoln said, 'With malice toward none, with charity to all.' Nowadays they say, 'Think the way I do or I'll bomb the daylights outta ya.' "


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