Mr. Deeds Goes to Town ★★★★★

I totally dig the sincerity of the movie; but what really gets me with these Capra pictures are the moments. The shot of Cooper playing with his shoe when he makes a late night phone call to Arthur cause he can't stop thinking of her. The looooooong silence that follows the revelation that Arthur has betrayed him. The way Arthur's editor musses up her hair when she gives her notice. Cooper not only sliding down the railing of his fancy new house - but tickling the foot of the statue at the bottom of the staircase. Just heaven.

The hypocrisy and cynicism of the rich and (over)-educated wasn't really resonating with my six year old; but he stuck with it and was really moved by the ending. Me, too.