You Can't Take It with You

You Can't Take It with You
You Can't Take It with You
  • NR
  • 2h 6m
  • 1938
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Academy Award® winner James Stewart (1940 Best Actor, The Philadelphia Story and 1985 Honorary Oscar®), Jean Arthur, Academy Award® winner Lionel Barrymore (1931 Best Actor, A Free Soul) and Edward Arnold star in this classic screwball comedy. Based on the phenomenally successful Kaufman-Hart play, You Can't Take It With You was directed by Frank Capra and won two Academy Awards® (1938 Best Picture, Best Director) and garnered five more nominations. It was Capra's third Oscar® for directing. Arthur stars as Alice Sycamore, the stable family member of an offbeat clan of free spirits who falls for Stewart, the down-to-earth son of a snooty, wealthy family. Amidst a backdrop of confusion, the two very different families rediscover the simple joys of life.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics 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.
New York Daily News
Kate Cameron

The comedy moves smoothly and briskly under Capra's canny method of direction.

June 25, 2017
New York Times
Frank S. Nugent

It's a grand picture.

June 22, 2017
TIME Magazine
TIME Staff

Easily the No. 1 cinema comedy of 1938.

February 15, 2019
Time Out
Brian Case

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

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Kid-friendly Capra classic stars a quirky family.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this Frank Capra classic is delightful family viewing. The only red flag is the slightly condescending treatment of two African-American characters.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:September 1, 1938
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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