The Best Years of Our Lives’ Movie Summary
The Best Years of Our Lives begins with Fred, Al, and Homer who are attempting to re-enter civilian life after World War II ends. Although Fred is a war hero, he finds himself unable to compete with more highly skilled workers. This leaves his only option to return to his old job as a low-wage soda jerk. Al is a bank executive who winds up in trouble with the higher ups for offering favorable loans to veterans. Finally, Homer, who lost both hands in the war, struggles to live a normal life even as his loving fiancée supports him any way she can. In the end, all three men do their best to find their way in their new lives. Read the full movie summary here or listen to our film review here.