History Film / DefendingYourLife

8th Oct '16 6:39:19 AM AnotherGuy
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* InnocentBigot: While by no means a racist, college age Daniel scoffs at the idea of the Japanese making a timepiece. He says if it were the ''Germans'' making one, he'd invest (presumably due to their proximity to the Swiss.)
8th Oct '16 6:37:36 AM AnotherGuy
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* DeadpanSnarker: Daniel, and occasionally Bob. For example, when Bob's replacement who's supposed to be ''brilliant'' says ''nothing'' during his trial day. When he finally says three words ("I like that.") after Daniel's rebuttal to Lena, Dnaiel looks [[DeathGlare stonily]] at him and snarks flatly, "I don't believe it. And you didn't want to toot your own horn."

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* DeadpanSnarker: Daniel, and occasionally Bob. For example, when Bob's replacement who's supposed to be ''brilliant'' says ''nothing'' during his trial day. When he finally says three words ("I like that.") after Daniel's rebuttal to Lena, Dnaiel Daniel looks [[DeathGlare stonily]] at him and snarks flatly, "I don't believe it. And you didn't want to toot your own horn."
8th Oct '16 6:37:19 AM AnotherGuy
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* DeadToBeginWith
* DeadpanSnarker: Daniel, and occasionally Bob.

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* DeadToBeginWith
DeadToBeginWith: Daniel, meet bus. Bus, meet Daniel.
* DeadpanSnarker: Daniel, and occasionally Bob. For example, when Bob's replacement who's supposed to be ''brilliant'' says ''nothing'' during his trial day. When he finally says three words ("I like that.") after Daniel's rebuttal to Lena, Dnaiel looks [[DeathGlare stonily]] at him and snarks flatly, "I don't believe it. And you didn't want to toot your own horn."
8th Oct '16 6:34:09 AM AnotherGuy
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* MoneyIsNotPower: Constantly played with. Bob asks if Daniel donated to charities. He's questioned for not demanding a better salary from his interviewer, and missed out on a once-in-several-lifetimes offer of Casio stock. An exasperated Daniel finally blows up, "Here we go again with money. Obviously, this is all about money. Look, Iím guilty. I didnít make enough money, okay? Call me a hippie. Send me to hell. I give up!"
8th Oct '16 6:30:43 AM AnotherGuy
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* PunchClockVillain / DesignatedVillain / JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Lena. It's implied that part of her role is to antagonize Daniel as seen in Xanatos Gambit below. Remember, ''both'' "lawyers" work for the Universe. While she and Bob seems to genuinely hate each other, even she beams a smile when Daniel declares his true love for Julia.]]
8th Oct '16 6:25:54 AM AnotherGuy
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* AsAesop: It's okay to be afraid, so long as you don't let it sway you from happiness.

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* AsAesop: AnAesop: It's okay to be afraid, so long as you don't let it sway you from happiness.
8th Oct '16 6:25:41 AM AnotherGuy
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* AsAesop: It's okay to be afraid, so long as you don't let it sway you from happiness.
8th Oct '16 6:24:02 AM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Daniel:''' This is what ''smart'' people eat?!
8th Oct '16 6:23:02 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.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: ActuallyPrettyFunny:
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Daniel manages to make his judges chuckle and smile at his jokes, proving as Julia says that humor has no relation to brain size.size.
** Bob chuckles when Daniel says he met a woman he likes, essentially saying, "You met Miss Right ''after'' you died."
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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