You Can't Take It With You (1979)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |  
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Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play comes to the screen in this Emmy-winning adaptation starring Jean Stapleton and Art Carney, and originally broadcast on CBS on May 16, 1979. The Sycamore family is a peculiar bunch; from the grandpa (Carney who takes a hard-line against paying his taxes to the son-in-law who toils in the basement making fireworks, every single one of them seems defined by their inherent quirkiness. Having grown up in close quarters with her relatives, Alice (Blythe Danner) is acutely aware of each and every little eccentricity. Somewhat incredibly, Alice has managed to become a well-rounded adult. Now Alice is engaged to be married, and she's determined to make her family look normal for her handsome fiancée (Barry Bostwick). But when her relatives show up one day early, concealing their many idiosyncrasies will be an uphill battle.

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family-dynamics, fiancee, grandfather, son-in-law, wedding