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Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009)

R  |  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 »

Goofs

When Reggie is driving to school, the roads are totally wet. When she arrives a few minutes later, the road is completely dry. However, it's never stated how far she drove from the wet roads to the school. It's not uncommon for a rain storm to get one part of a city while leaving the other part dry. See more »

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Reggie Lass: Just because you're dead doesn't mean that I can't move in with you.
George Lass: And just because I'm dead doesn't mean I can't have a splitting headache.
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References Mulholland Drive (2001) 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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A Good Movie Haunted by Its Series
17 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I guess one could label me a fan of this series, since I own both season 1 and 2 DVD box sets and today I purchased this movie. However I am not here to put frosting on the cake. Any TV series is better than the movie from any point of view. Take into consideration that the writers can afford a few episodes that fail over a two year season. One tends to remember the great episodes and push aside the crappy the ones. So in a nutshell you cannot compare any movie to the series.

I was happy to see they managed to get about 80% of the original cast back after 5 years of doing nothing. I enjoyed the movie but it lacked revelations. There was no cosmic secrets answered about the show. It merely asked more questions and some to most of the characters seemed to take a back seat. I was hoping they would use the opportunity to expand on the "Reaper Society" and I kind of thought that was where the plot was heading but somehow failed to push through.

The focus of the film is on Georgia and Reggie and unfortunately characters like Mason, Roxy, and Daisy become less significant than they should be in this film. The subplot with Cameron Kane wasn't well developed and makes the movie fall short of the mark.

So why did I give the move a seven out of ten? That in my honest opinion is a "C" average. It is just OK but could have been better. Sadly due to the nature of the story that reapers never grow old they won't be able to make another. The actress Ellen Muth is showing her age. I sincerely hope she can move on to better roles but I am afraid she will always be haunted by the series and movie.


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