History Film / DefendingYourLife

18th Aug '16 9:11:19 AM Mdumas43073
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Daniel Miller (Albert Brooks) dies in a car wreck and finds himself in a very Earth-like purgatory called Judgement City. Here, he is given a defense attorney, Bob Diamond (Rip Torn), and Bob will have to [[TitleDrop defend Daniel's life]] by presenting Daniel's past in a trial over whether or not Daniel can AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence or if he should be [[{{Reincarnation}} sent back to face his fears]]. Daniel then meets [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Julia]] (Meryl Streep, [[NoNameGiven no last name given]]), who led a loving and fulfilling life, but died an untimely death. Julia and Daniel quickly hit it off, but while Daniel asserts he has no more fears and he's ready to move on, his romance with Julia begins raising some doubts...

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Daniel Miller (Albert Brooks) (Brooks) dies in a car wreck and finds himself in a very Earth-like purgatory called Judgement City. Here, he is given a defense attorney, Bob Diamond (Rip Torn), and Bob who informs him that he will have to [[TitleDrop defend Daniel's life]] by presenting Daniel's past in a trial over whether or not Daniel can AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence or if he should be [[{{Reincarnation}} sent back to face his fears]]. Daniel then meets [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Julia]] (Meryl Streep, [[NoNameGiven no last name given]]), (Streep), who led a loving and fulfilling life, but died an untimely death. Julia and Daniel quickly hit it off, but while Daniel asserts he has no more fears and he's ready to move on, his romance with Julia begins raising some doubts...
doubts...

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5th Jul '16 8:21:07 PM AnotherGuy
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* StiffUpperLip / StepfordSmiler: Daniel seems to be angst-ridden but taking it all in stride.
5th Jul '16 7:54:14 PM AnotherGuy
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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: "Around the corner, something big is coming! Come to me!" ''(cue Daniel screaming as the big thing around the corner comes to him)''

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* SuspiciouslyAproposMusic: [[Theatre/WestSideStory "Around the corner, something big is coming! coming!]] [[Music/BarbraStreisand Come to me!" me!"]] ''(cue Daniel screaming as the big thing around the corner comes to him)''
5th Jul '16 5:24:51 PM AnotherGuy
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This theory is supported by the number of days Daniel is scheduled to review - nine - which is pointed out numerous times throughout the movie. If you don't count direct rebuttal scenes, the trial looks at eight days from Daniel's life on Earth (The schoolyard bully, the classmate losing his paint supplies, the Casio stock tip, the salary negotiation, the public speaking engagement, the snowmobile, Lena's [[{{Slapstick}} "bad decision" montage and the ticket to Hong Kong.) Day 9 is the unexpected review of his final conversation in the hotel with Julia. The climactic tram scene is Daniel's unintentional "rebuttal" to Day 9, which is observed by the re-assembled participants of the trial.

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This theory is supported by the number of days Daniel is scheduled to review - nine - which is pointed out numerous times throughout the movie. If you don't count direct rebuttal scenes, the trial looks at eight days from Daniel's life on Earth (The schoolyard bully, the classmate losing his paint supplies, the Casio stock tip, the salary negotiation, the public speaking engagement, the snowmobile, Lena's [[{{Slapstick}} "bad decision" decision"]] montage and the ticket to Hong Kong.) Day 9 is the unexpected review of his final conversation in the hotel with Julia. The climactic tram scene is Daniel's unintentional "rebuttal" to Day 9, which is observed by the re-assembled participants of the trial.
5th Jul '16 5:24:36 PM AnotherGuy
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This theory is supported by the number of days Daniel is scheduled to review - nine - which is pointed out numerous times throughout the movie. If you don't count direct rebuttal scenes, or Lena's [[{{Slapstick}} "bad decision" montage]], the trial looks at seven days from Daniel's life on Earth (The schoolyard bully, the classmate losing his paint supplies, the Casio stock tip, the salary negotiation, the public speaking engagement, the snowmobile, and the ticket to Hong Kong.) Day 8 is the unexpected review of his final conversation in the hotel with Julia. Judgment is then rendered, and the climactic tram scene is observed, unbeknownst to Daniel, by the re-assembled participants of the trial as [[{{FridgeLogic}} Day 9]].

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This theory is supported by the number of days Daniel is scheduled to review - nine - which is pointed out numerous times throughout the movie. If you don't count direct rebuttal scenes, or Lena's [[{{Slapstick}} "bad decision" montage]], the trial looks at seven eight days from Daniel's life on Earth (The schoolyard bully, the classmate losing his paint supplies, the Casio stock tip, the salary negotiation, the public speaking engagement, the snowmobile, Lena's [[{{Slapstick}} "bad decision" montage and the ticket to Hong Kong.) Day 8 9 is the unexpected review of his final conversation in the hotel with Julia. Judgment is then rendered, and the The climactic tram scene is observed, unbeknownst Daniel's unintentional "rebuttal" to Daniel, Day 9, which is observed by the re-assembled participants of the trial as [[{{FridgeLogic}} Day 9]].trial.
5th Jul '16 5:20:56 PM AnotherGuy
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* SoUnfunnyItsFunny: The standup comedian.
-->'''Comedian:''' Hi, how did you die?
-->'''Daniel:''' On stage, like you!
5th Jul '16 5:17:14 PM AnotherGuy
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* NauseaFuel: Resident food makes little-brains throw up.

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* NauseaFuel: Resident food makes little-brains throw up. [[invoked]]
5th Jul '16 5:16:52 PM AnotherGuy
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* FoodPorn: Since they're the absolute zenith of food, the dishes that are shown are mouthwatering.


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* NauseaFuel: Resident food makes little-brains throw up.
5th Jul '16 5:10:15 PM AnotherGuy
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* AdultFear: What the tests are ''really'' about.
5th Jul '16 5:09:09 PM AnotherGuy
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* NiceGuy: Daniel. He even allows a senile old woman to talk his ear off about her pet, even though she asks him the same questions at least three times.
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