Gah! I'm a little uneasy about this, mostly because this movie is so damn perfect. We watch it every year about this time at my house, laughing and crying in all of the usual places. When George is crying on that bridge, wondering if he's worth more dead than alive, well, that just kicks me in the gut every time.
I have to wonder: could Hollywood do a sequel justice, without making it feel like a Lifetime movie? And, seriously, do we really need to know what happens to Zuzu or George Bailey, Jr. or Clarence the angel? It would be like going back to a favorite vacation spot after years away, thinking you'll relive the fun you had the first time. It's never better the second time. Plus, a sequel would be shot in color, probably. That seems all sorts of wrong.
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