Daniel Miller's killed in a car crash and goes to Judgment City, a waiting area for the newly decreased. While there, one must prove in a courtroom-style process that they successfully overcame their fears. Daniel meets Julia in an afterlife comedy club, and falls in love with her, Julia seems to have what it takes -to move to the 'next stage' of existence, but Daniel's worried he'll be sent back - and lose the one person he loves so much, he's willing to fight for.Written by
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Albert Brooks held three different jobs/roles for this film; top-billed lead star, sole writer, and director. See more »
When Daniel and Julia are walking up to hotel for the first time, the front of the hotel very clearly has a canvas overlay saying "Majestic Hotel", covering the real name of the hotel being used. See more »
I was driving to work this morning thinking I will be here, in 2 months, it'll be 10 years. And you're like my real family. Isn't that tragic.
I got a call from my mother this morning, she wished me a happy birthday, and hinted around the fact that I wasn't making enough money. If you can call "are ya still making the same salary, honey" a hint. And my ex-wife used to say the same thing, although she never used the name "honey".
So, maybe in three years I can ...
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A wonderful comedy-fantasy that has all the wit of a good Woody Allen movie combined with genuine sweetness and good-naturedness. It's one of those rare films that achieve profundity without pushing for it; here it is done with the help of the clever structure. Albert Brooks delivers some great one-liners and wins the audience's affection easily, while Meryl Streep is atypically unaffected and Lee Grant is excellent in her supporting role. And who could ask for a better ending? (***)
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