“Clarence! Clarence! Help me, Clarence!” is all I’m thinking right now. I’ve been through at least three different drafts of this post and I have no idea how to properly state what’s going on here. You know It’s a Wonderful Life, the famous film about Christmas time suicide from the 1940s? A sequel for the film is currently in the works for no reason other to exist, I suppose.
Much like A Christmas Story 2 which exists for reasons, the sequel, officially titled It’s a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story (whhhhyyyyyyy), will feature Karolyn Grimes (who played George Bailey’s daughter in the original) as an angel teaching a new George Bailey (the original’s grandson) that the world would a worse place without him. Now if the film were actually a meta-narrative explaining how the world would be a terrible place without It’s a Wonderful Life, then I’d be for it. But as it is now, a simple retread that exists because f**k knows why, I’m extremely sad this is a thing I’m reading at what should be the happiest time of the year.Variety]