You Can't Take It with You
You Can't Take It with You (1938)

This film focuses on the zany Sycamore household. At the Sycamores, everyone does just what he or she pleases. The one normal member of the household, Alice Sycamore, is in love with Tony Kirby. Naturally, when the stuffy Kirbys come to the… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: February 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's predictably uplifting fare from Frank Capra, perhaps the most consciously uplifting of all great American directors -- but thanks to immensely appealing performances and a nimble script, You Can't Take It With You is hard not to love.

Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

It's a grand picture.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The cast is appealing, particularly Stewart and Arthur, but it's not enough.

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Adrian Turner
Radio Times

If you haven't seen it, make a point of catching this Capra classic.

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TIME Magazine

Easily the No. 1 cinema comedy of 1938.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

There are still some laughs and entertainment to be found here, but forget about fidelity to the original.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Kid-friendly Capra classic stars a quirky family.

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Roy Chartier
Variety

The tempo is generally fast and there are no sudden spurts or sharp letdowns.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

You Can't Take it with You was a tonic to a Depression-weary country beginning to right itself economically.

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Robert Levin
Film School Rejects

A classic case of good old-fashioned American optimism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A son of a business magnate proposes to a lower class girl whose eccentric family stands in the way of business's progress. Frank Capra is a legendary… More
Graham Jones
What negative comment could anyone give about this film. Truly uplifting and endlessly entertaining. Capra was the master.
Daniel Perry
The well-born Tony Kirby (James Stewart) falls in love with Alice (Jean Arthur), whose family, the Sycamores, are eccentric, to say the least. Her maternal… More
Jameson Worley
So perfect! I love Frank Capra. Simple, funny, real, memorable, and thought provoking.
Chris Weber
This is Frank Capra's Oscar winning adaptation of a play about a family who helps show a wealthy financier that there's much more to life than money.… More
Jennifer D
I had NO idea Jimmy Stewart could be so young. But what a funny, sweet social comedy!! I thought it was really great even with it's rather typical… More

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