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Defending Your Life (1991)

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A romantic comedy about an ad executive who dies in a car collision and finds himself in Judgment City, defending his life before a celestial court. When he falls in love with a fellow candidate, his interest in staying in heaven changes.
Genres Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Director Albert Brooks
Starring Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant, Buck Henry View More
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Movie Summary

A romantic comedy about an ad executive who dies in a car collision and finds himself in Judgment City, defending his life before a celestial court. When he falls in love with a fellow candidate, his interest in staying in heaven changes.
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Movie Details

Genres Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Director Albert Brooks
Starring Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant, Buck Henry, Shirley MacLaine, James Eckhouse, Art Frankel, Ethan Embry, Hal Jr. Landon
Studio Name Warner Bros.
Release Date 1991
VUDU Release Date 04/23/2009
Rating PG About Ratings
Running Time 111 minutes
Language English
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Rated 5 out of 5★ by 1reviewer.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by A Man’s End of Earth Life Trial I must give credit where it is due. I actually found out about the Defending Your Life movie after viewing an Internet Movie database comment for the Astral City: A Spiritual Journey movie. The movie centers around a Los Angeles advertising executive who dies and goes to a heaven that includes some of the best earth inspired amenities (such as top hotel service, cooked restaurant meals, and recreation such as golfing). He has only a short time to enjoy this unexpected nirvana due to the fact that he has to defend himself on why he is ready to move on to the next heavenly realm instead of being forced to be reincarnated back on earth. The film stars Albert Brooks (upcoming 2016 movie: Finding Dory)Meryl Streep (Mamma Mia!, upcoming November 2014 film: Into The Woods )and Rip Torn (Men In Black, Men in Black II)During his stay, he falls in love with a woman who returns his feelings. Defending Your Life is a fun comedic film that lightheartedly pokes at the idea of what may happen if a spirit is also evaluated on how much they lived their life by trusting their heart versus fear. 02/21/2014
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