You Can’t Take It with You

With Thanksgiving only a couple days away, here’s a classic film about appreciating family and friendship over money and social status.

Tony (Jimmy Stewart) is in love, but his parents don’t approve of his relationship. Tony’s father is a wealthy banker on the verge of closing a big deal, if only he can get one more stubborn old man to sell his house. And Tony’s in love with that stubborn old man’s granddaughter.

And so Tony’s relationship is put to the test as the two families’ widely diverging viewpoints on life, money, and success clash in both comedic and disastrous ways.

From the director of It’s a Wonderful Life (and featuring Lionel Barrymore as a good guy this time), this Academy Award winning film is a similarly-themed romantic comedy that may help encourage us to stay focused on and be thankful for what’s truly important in life, rather than money and status.

Runtime: 2 hours, 6 minutes
Rated TV-G
USCCB rating: A-I
95% on Rotten Tomatoes
IMDb Parents Guide