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Of or evocative of the movies of Frank Capra, often promoting the positive social effects of individual acts of courage.
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Indeed, beyond Sarandon's sexy eccentricity, Savoy essentially is a Capraesque caretaker heroine.
Armbrust, "New Cinema, Commercial Cinema," 102-103; and "Terrorism and Kabab: A Capraesque View of Modern Egypt," in Images of Enchantment: Visual and Performing Arts of the Middle East, ed.
Nowhere as shabby as the ill-fated remake of "The Ladykillers" or the capraesque "The Hudsucker Proxy.
How Capraesque (as in Frank Capra, director of "It's a Wonderful Life") it all feels when the townspeople decide to go along with this as a harmless eccentricity.
He fit perfectly the Capraesque All-American Nice Guy and Defender of Democracy that Stone was looking for.
Five years later, he's got the James Stewart role in the Capraesque romantic comedy Danny Deckchair, and he's a bona-fide leading man.
Instead, "Provence United" gets bogged down with too many extraneous story strands, a chain of predictable obstacles and impossibly Capraesque plot turns--such as a national soccer lottery that has Kassodas' team playing the Tel Aviv squad in what must be the biggest mismatch in Israel's soccer history.
Gary Ross, writer-director of Dave, a Capraesque look at the presidency, and Pleasantville, a dystopian view of middle America, thinks the real problem with political movies is that audiences want to be entertained, not lectured.
Their habitual distaste for Benigni's slapstick is exacerbated by the film's popular success and by the feel-good, Capraesque humanism that oozes from nearly all favorable reviews.
Made in just ten days, it's a cheap, cheerful but finely acted and very funny comedy with a warm line in Capraesque social comment.
A film like It's a Wonderful Life illustrates the range of Stewart's acting skills as he moves effortlessly from youthful idealism through middle age anger and despair to attain, in a Capraesque manner, a kind of rebirth and salvation.