Everything Wrong With It's A Wonderful Life In Merry Christmas Minutes

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  • Published: 26 December 2019
  • It's A Wonderful Life is an all-time classic. It's fantastic in almost every way. But even fantastic movies have sins. So in the spirit of giving that comes with the holiday season, we're giving the film some sin-counting. And to anyone shocked we would sin a movie this beloved and revered... well, you must be new here.

    Next week: mid-aughts scary sins and recent scary sins.

    Remember, no movie is without sin! Which movie's sins should we expose next?!

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Comments • 1 882

  • Marcus Rolls
    Marcus Rolls  1 days back

    0:23 Yay!

    • gbonkers666
      gbonkers666  6 days back

      That's exactly why I have multiple harems.

      • gbonkers666
        gbonkers666  6 days back

        Sin# 370 George Bailey sells sub-prime loans to people who couldn't afford them, and then gets depressed and tries to kill himself when he goes out of business.

        • Throckmorton's Nephew
          Throckmorton's Nephew  1 weeks back

          Hey Cinema Sins - the unseen celestial voices in the beginning are two other angels - based on all the versions of the script. Sorry, but I'll have to sin you.

          • Talitha Costello
            Talitha Costello  1 weeks back

            That "Rope" audio out take threw me for a loop. Then I figured it out and could continue on with my life, amused. :)

            • Chloe the Shitzu
              Chloe the Shitzu  1 weeks back

              This movies apparently hands out more wings than a KFC joint... it that a lie, or is KFC out of business?

              • stogucheme
                stogucheme  1 weeks back

                To be fair, the angelic alt universe was probably a lie. They were trying to convince him that his life was worth living, after all.

                • Matthew S
                  Matthew S  2 weeks back

                  Gotta ask though. What action did his existence cause to change the weather (snowing when alive and clear skies when not (sure this is supposed to be a way for the audience to know what reality he is in before the character but It's surely still a sin, right?))?

                  • Ace Diamonds
                    Ace Diamonds  3 weeks back

                    planting a bread tree is how jesus did it.

                    • Dante' Maddox
                      Dante' Maddox  3 weeks back

                      I honestly don't know if I've seen this movie. I'm black by the way, so save those spit takes

                      • A Moment In Time
                        A Moment In Time  3 weeks back

                        You think old maids are happy? Loneliness isn't a good thing no matter what your progressive agenda asserts.

                        • ARYA XZ
                          ARYA XZ  3 weeks back

                          ummm you do know this movie has a colored version right ?

                          • retnavybrat
                            retnavybrat  3 weeks back

                            But it was originally released in black and white.

                        • Nadia Cash
                          Nadia Cash  4 weeks back

                          Have you sinned The Butterfly Effect?

                          • spectrevampire
                            spectrevampire  4 weeks back

                            I think it was mentioned in this video, but what exactly was Clarence's plan before George gave him the whole "pretend you were never born" deal? It seems his M.O. at first was essentially to just pat his shoulder and go "naw, you're good" over and over. And why did he feel the need to jump in the river in the first place? Couldn't he have just called out to George from a distance?

                            • retnavybrat
                              retnavybrat  3 weeks back

                              If George was intent on committing suicide, he might not have been aware of all but his immediate surroundings.

                          • Benjamin Romanello
                            Benjamin Romanello  4 weeks back

                            You might not know this but the guy who is given the key to the basketball floor pool is the original Alfalfa Switzer from Little Rascals

                            • asnowballinhell
                              asnowballinhell  4 weeks back

                              No sin for George and Mary being the same age throughout the film?

                              • Latoya Clark
                                Latoya Clark  4 weeks back

                                Can you do one on Paradox Alice?

                                • Daniel Baldwin
                                  Daniel Baldwin  1 months back

                                  You missed the most obvious sin in the entire movie! Clarence said that Harry died at age 9. His headstone said he lived from 1911 to 1919. So unless Harry was Korean, somebody done screwed up in the movie, and you guys done screwed up in this video.

                                  • spartus
                                    spartus  1 months back

                                    again..who takes ...counts $8,000 full of bills and putting in an envelope the local bank...again a lot of sh$t full of money in 1930s ... evening 2020 that a lot of loan money ..

                                    • Josny13
                                      Josny13  1 months back

                                      20:07 Oh, hah. Funny thing, we don't either. xD

                                      • vSolace
                                        vSolace  1 months back

                                        Um excuse me remove 50 sins for that last part of that film

                                        • Snarky Mark
                                          Snarky Mark  1 months back

                                          What really didn't make sense was why Uncle Billy was taking $8,000.00 from the Savings and Loan to deposit into Potter's bank? They had a room-sized safe IN the Savings and Loan, and should have kept money on hand to loan out. Just more crappy writing from Hollywood.

                                          • Adam Galati
                                            Adam Galati  1 months back

                                            How did Harry Bailey die at 9 years old if he was born in 1911 and died in 1919?

                                            • Stockwell Santley
                                              Stockwell Santley  1 months back

                                              No sin for 1940s costumes and hair in 1928?

                                              • Priscilla Jimenez
                                                Priscilla Jimenez  1 months back

                                                Should've removed a bunch of sins from the phone scene and then add one.

                                                • Priscilla Jimenez
                                                  Priscilla Jimenez  1 months back

                                                  1:10 normally Jeremy doesn't attack Christianity. Don't start now!

                                                  • Larry Takura
                                                    Larry Takura  1 months back

                                                    PASSENGER 57 !

                                                    • John Lucero
                                                      John Lucero  1 months back

                                                      What everyone fails to notice as the biggest BS flaw is, that a deficit is discovered at the building and loan, an arrest warrant is then issued, the media is contacted and all are waiting at George's house in what seems to be about an hour maybe 2 on Christmas eve. Computer banking does not exist back then so how does the auditor know whether the deposit was made on the same day or not and how is a crime determined within that same time frame? Potter's phone call has no proof to back up any claims yet all of these agencies rush to action to arrest George Bailey immediately? Again, all on Christmas eve?

                                                      • Jaimee Nash
                                                        Jaimee Nash  1 months back

                                                        This use to be good and point out movie glasses, but now they are just grasping.

                                                        • Jessica Emery
                                                          Jessica Emery  1 months back

                                                          Clarence: Yer a Wizard Harry

                                                          • David Burnett
                                                            David Burnett  1 months back

                                                            Retrofitting 2019 cultural values and woke-ness into the 1940's...points off.

                                                            • Rick Gutleber
                                                              Rick Gutleber  1 months back

                                                              Cinema Sins Sins: The word is "riffling" not "rifling". Ding!

                                                              • Philip Monihan
                                                                Philip Monihan  1 months back

                                                                You really made me smile at 0:23.
                                                                Also, I appreciate you directed no Sins at Sheldon Leonard.
                                                                Looping in stuff from Rope and Vertigo at the end was funny, too.

                                                                • Blaze The Movie Fan
                                                                  Blaze The Movie Fan  1 months back

                                                                  Great video and great movie. Happy belated Christmas.

                                                                  • Natalie M
                                                                    Natalie M  1 months back

                                                                    a PAWN SHOP

                                                                    • Chris Murphy
                                                                      Chris Murphy  1 months back

                                                                      A couple pieces of constructive criticism: you talk too quickly, so that it's hard to follow and appreciate what you're saying and absorb the humor. And there should be a bit more of a pause between each 'sin' to separate the different streams of rapid dialogue. Also, the blurred edges on either side are distracting and unnecessary. And perhaps offer a little more context for each sin for those who aren't intimately familiar with the movie.

                                                                      • socialex
                                                                        socialex  1 months back

                                                                        I'm handing out wings throw back.

                                                                        • socialex
                                                                          socialex  1 months back

                                                                          "Could make him smarter but then he wouldn't believe in me" they going in dry on this one kids 🤣🤣🤣

                                                                          • Jonathan Quatro
                                                                            Jonathan Quatro  1 months back

                                                                            *THIS IS THE GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME*

                                                                            • michael Smith
                                                                              michael Smith  1 months back

                                                                              I don't like this shitty movie anyway.

                                                                              • Chris Henson
                                                                                Chris Henson  1 months back

                                                                                OK, the "Mary is the real hero here" thing may be the single greatest epiphany ever offered up by CinemaSins. It's absolutely, 100% true and undeniable. And this is the first time it's ever occurred to me. In retrospect, it's also probably why I've had a thing for Donna Reed my entire life.

                                                                                • Chris Henson
                                                                                  Chris Henson  1 months back

                                                                                  "Clarence Lapdance" is my favorite emo band.

                                                                                  • Tzisorey Tigerwuf
                                                                                    Tzisorey Tigerwuf  1 months back

                                                                                    I know CinemaSins isn't exactly the best source to judge by, and I've never seen the actual movie - but I honestly can't see why this movie is supposed to be such a "beloved classic".

                                                                                    • Douglas Kurtz
                                                                                      Douglas Kurtz  1 months back

                                                                                      Remaking It's a Wonderful Life; who do you cast?

                                                                                      • Saoirse del Tufo
                                                                                        Saoirse del Tufo  2 months back

                                                                                        I love that you naturally assume someone would immediately accept the angel and realise they’re in an alternate reality as opposed to complete denial...

                                                                                        • Alex Swank
                                                                                          Alex Swank  2 months back

                                                                                          I HATE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                          • Serious(WithDaysOff)
                                                                                            Serious(WithDaysOff)  2 months back

                                                                                            18:04 When Mary gets back she looks at them and says hello like she had no clue that they were there which means she wasn't there to let them in before she left

                                                                                            • Keith Wayne Jones
                                                                                              Keith Wayne Jones  2 months back

                                                                                              potter reminds me of old man lebowski