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25th Jan '16 6:29:57 AM Fireblood
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* StarCrossedLovers: The kindhearted, loving Julia (who will most likely moved on) and the fearful, neurotic Daniel (who will most likely go back to Earth).

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* StarCrossedLovers: The kindhearted, loving Julia (who will most likely be moved on) and the fearful, neurotic Daniel (who will most likely go back to Earth).



* XanatosGambit: It's strongly hinted that the review itself was a test for Daniel, to try to humiliate him and see if he still had the courage from all the abuse to still bravely declare his love for Julia, even though they weren't going to be going to the same place.\\

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* XanatosGambit: It's strongly hinted that the review itself was a test for Daniel, to try to humiliate him and see if he still had the courage from after all the their abuse to still bravely declare his love for Julia, even though they weren't going to be going to the same place.\\



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 7 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 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 7 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]].
25th Jan '16 6:24:22 AM Fireblood
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* AfterlifeAntechamber: Judgement City, which tries so hard to be like Earth that it has suggestion boxes. If you pass Judgement, AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence. If you fail, [[{{Reincarnation}} you get sent back]].

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* AfterlifeAntechamber: Judgement Judgment City, which tries so hard to be like Earth that it has suggestion boxes. If you pass Judgement, Judgment, AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence. If you fail, [[{{Reincarnation}} you get sent back]].



* AngstWhatAngst: [[invoked]] Invoked and justified in the film. Julia remarks that even though she should be devastated that she can't see her two children again, she feels alright about it, then says that the people who run Judgment City do that to all the recent dead so they can focus on their trials, rather than dwell on the people they left behind.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The ultimate goal of the people of [[AfterlifeAntechamber Judgement City]].

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* AngstWhatAngst: [[invoked]] Invoked and justified {{justified|Trope}} in the film. Julia remarks that even though she should be devastated that she can't see her two children again, she feels alright about it, then says that the people who run Judgment City do that to all the recent dead so they can focus on their trials, rather than dwell on the people they left behind.
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The ultimate goal of the people of [[AfterlifeAntechamber Judgement Judgment City]].



* BiggerIsBetter: "I just got through a world filled with ''penis'' envy, now one with brain envy!"

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* BiggerIsBetter: "I just got through a world filled with ''penis'' envy, now one with brain ''brain'' envy!"



* Ending Type: [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding]]

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* Ending Type: [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding]][[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding.]]



* NoNameGiven: Julia's last name. Lampshaded [[spoiler:in the climax]].

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* NoNameGiven: Julia's last name. Lampshaded {{Lampshaded}} [[spoiler:in the climax]].
7th Jan '16 12:21:34 PM AnotherGuy
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* OneSteveLimit: An aversion that's actually a plot point [[spoiler: when Daniel realizes he never found out Julia's last name.]]
7th Jan '16 12:13:48 PM AnotherGuy
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* {{Handwave}} / AWizardDidIt: In-universe, whenever Daniel is amazed at the Residents knowing things they shouldn't, they essentially say "Big brains, remember?"
8th Apr '15 9:18:34 AM AnotherGuy
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Daniel manages to make his judges chuckle and smile at his jokes, proving as Julia says that humor has no relation to brain size.
8th Apr '15 9:12:44 AM AnotherGuy
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* AfterlifeExpress: In the form of studio tour buses.
8th Apr '15 8:46:55 AM AnotherGuy
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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Everything about Judgment City is designed to be familiar to the residents of the West Coast, including the city itself, [[CaliforniaDoubling which is Century City itself]].
23rd Feb '15 11:22:57 AM AnotherGuy
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* FaceYourFears: The primary goal of the deceased. [[spoiler:Daniel faces several of his at once on the bus back to getting reincarnated by hopping off and [[RaceForYourLove running all the way to Julia's bus]].]]

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* FaceYourFears: FaceYourFears:
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The primary goal of the deceased. [[spoiler:Daniel faces several of his at once on the bus back to getting reincarnated by hopping off and [[RaceForYourLove running all the way to Julia's bus]].]]]]
** Bonus points in that one of the GameShows in Judgment City is called "Face Your Fear".
23rd Feb '15 11:21:01 AM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Offscreen woman:''' '''''[[GeniusGBonus OH MY GOD!]]'''''[[note]]At the time, [=MacLaine=] was best known for believing in resurrection and past lives.[[/note]]

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-->'''Offscreen woman:''' '''''[[GeniusGBonus '''''[[GeniusBonus OH MY GOD!]]'''''[[note]]At the time, [=MacLaine=] was best known for believing in resurrection and past lives.[[/note]]
23rd Feb '15 11:20:44 AM AnotherGuy
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* TheCameo: Creator/ShirleyMacLaine.
-->'''Offscreen woman:''' '''''[[GeniusGBonus OH MY GOD!]]'''''[[note]]At the time, [=MacLaine=] was best known for believing in resurrection and past lives.[[/note]]
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