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Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009)

Video  -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  17 February 2009 (USA)
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After the departure of Rube Sofer, a new head reaper named Cameron Kane takes over. He's a slick businessman who couldn't care less about helping the newly dead. Chaos ensues and brings out... See full summary »

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After the departure of Rube Sofer, a new head reaper named Cameron Kane takes over. He's a slick businessman who couldn't care less about helping the newly dead. Chaos ensues and brings out the worst in Daisy and Mason who begin drinking anew. George and Reggie re-connect for the first time when George reaps a new friend of Reggie's. Written by sweetgirl6464

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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In the opening narrative describing the origins of death, the writing on the jar that contains death says "Sanskrit dictionary". See more »

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The ceramic jar in which Death was placed has written on it "Sanskrit Shabdkosh", which does not mean "Contents: Death" as the footnote states, but rather "Sanskrit Dictionary". See more »

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[last lines]
George Lass: I am so fucked...
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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) See more »

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Better Off Dead
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Performed by Sexton Blake
Written by Joshua Hodges (as Josh Hodges)
Published by Joshua Hodges (as Josh Hodges) & Expunged Publishing
Courtesy of Expunged Records
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Fun and satisfying followup to a great show
17 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a fan of the original show, so reading the (rather negative) reviews here at IMDb I had very low expectations for _Dead Like Me: Life After Death_. I mean -- no Rube? A different Daisy? George looks different? Why should I even bother to rent this? But I did -- and I'm happy to report that _DLM:LAD_ is a really good movie, *much* better than you'd think reading about it here. The stuff that I thought would bug me (no Rube etc) didn't matter at all. There are two major plot lines and both are engaging and well-written. Without giving anything away, one of the plots involves George's mom and sister; I always thought the "George's family" segments dragged in the original show, but in the movie George's sister Reggie has grown up and she brightens the screen whenever she appears. The writing is good and a couple of lines had me on the floor ("je ne sais quoi"), plus there are a number of "we always wanted to see *that*!" moments which I won't spoil for you.

Yes, George looks older but her new look grew on me pretty quickly. If I had to make one change, I'd have added more exposition about Crystal, but maybe some things are never meant to be known.

In short: thumbs up, a good movie following up on a wonderful show.


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