Defending Your Life
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Immediately following his death by bus, Daniel finds himself in the afterlife facing his past. If you can't make a case for having lived a full and fearles
superb music score won an Academy Award.s life, you must go back to Earth and try again. But Daniel doesn't want to go back after he meets Julia in this heavenly fable written and directed by Albert Brooks.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
At it's core, this film can be categorized as a Romantic Comedy, however it is more a film about self discovery than it is about romance.
After Albert Brooks' character dies in the first 5 minutes (sorry, it's not a spoiler if it's preface) he finds himself facing the daunting task of convincing the Universe that he more than a mere "lowly" human in hilarious fashion. In the process, Albert Brooks skewers many of the most fundamental aspects of being human while, at the same time, embracing them.
Absolutely wonderful. Worth every minute.
After all - enjoying a classic movie such as this one is (to quote the credit card company) priceless :)
I've often thought about how funny it would be to have a 24hr camera recording your life. Many moments, usually related to funny kid moments, would be great to capture and revisit. On the flip side, everyone has moments that don't want to live again but all of these shape who we are.
I'm not a great movie reviewer but I will say that I love the creativity of this interpretation of life-after-death. It is humorous with a lot of satire at how we live our daily lives.
Albert Brooks and Meryl Streep do a wonderful job of acting and the supporting actors are all great too.
The love story theme is okay (with a kind of corny ending) but the concept of reviewing your major life choices after death is interesting and it is really all about the interpretation of them and the lead-up to them.
A fun movie that doesn't have to be taken seriously.