Just after being killed in a car crash, Daniel Miller finds himself in Judgment City, a waiting area for the newly decreased. While there, one must prove in a courtroom-style process that he successfully overcame his 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.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 »
After Daniel's 'trial' is completed and he and Bob Diamond go back to Bob's office where Bob is handed an envelope with the judgment, the envelope is clearly unsealed when it is handed to Bob, yet in his office Bob tears open a sealed envelope. 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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I just recently saw this movie again on the tube and I was reminded why its one of my favourites. Not only is Brooks at his comedic best but Meryl Streep blended seamlessly into this movie.
I was surprised that most of the comments about this movie were focused only on the afterlife and not the more obvious premise of the movie - how we deal with fear. While it is virtually impossible to take a Albert Brooks movie to heart, this one proves to be a clear exception. There is actually a profound message in this movie - your life is significantly shaped by the way you deal with fear.
I challenge anyone who hasn't yet seen this movie to watch it and failed to be entertained. You won't be sorry.
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