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Our Town1940

  • 3.9
OUR TOWN is the classic film based on Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a small New England town fraught with human drama, family conflict, marriage, life and death. Nominated for Best Picture, Best Leading Actress, Best Art Direction, Best Sound, Best Score and Best Original Score at the 1941 Academy Awards®.

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I loved the play and I like this adaptation. It reminds me of Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire," in that it's slow at first but eventually hits you with amazing impact (the wonder of being alive). So good!

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I loved the play and I like this adaptation. It reminds me of Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire," in that it's slow at first but eventually hits you with amazing impact (the wonder of being alive). So good!

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I never tire of seeing the movie. I think our conceptualizations of the afterlife have been influenced by Wilder's fantastic imagery and description of small town belief systems and values. It's a wonderful piece of writing that still resonates with young and old alike. It was a joy to see it again. Thanks for making it so accessible.

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Excellent!

Worth watching, but there is a bit of a "folksy" feel to this film that, for me at least, lessens its impact. Some of the filming is interesting, and the performances are for the most part good. Nothing particularly bad about it, just nothing particularly good.

Very Dated.

...such a unique film/play, and so of its time... but why not a better print?