It's a Wonderful Life (1946) (part 2 of 2)

Either way, George’s wanting a better life doesn’t sit well with Mary, so she makes a wish on the haunted house that his dreams will all fall apart at the seams.

Then comes another well-known moment where George offers to lasso the moon for Mary. A lot of people consider this part to be romantic, when it’s actually just disturbing.

George: Hey, that’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.
Mary: I’ll take it! Then what?
George: Well, then you could swallow it. And it’d all dissolve, see? And the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes, and the ends of your hair… Am I talking too much?

Holy crap. I can safely say I’ve never been that high in my life, and I would not be lying to you. Though I certainly have tried.

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) (part 2 of 2)

Somehow, Mary ends up naked in the bushes. But since nothing in George’s life can ever be this good for long, that’s when his dad decides to drop dead of a stroke. A nice, light Christmas movie, everybody!

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Multi-Part Article: It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

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  • James Andrew Scott McDaniel

    This recap is so ridiculously biased it’s impossible to take seriously. It’s a bad joke that deserves no consideration.

  • Unknown 1081

    I’ve always loved the Saturday Night Live sketch based on the ending to this movie…where the townspeople and George find out that Potter stole the money and give him a very satisfying beatdown…