#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Yuppie Daniel Miller is killed in a car accident and goes to Judgment City, a waiting room for the afterlife. During the day, he must prove in a courtroom-style process that he successfully overcame his fears (a hard task, given the pitiful life we are shown); at night, he falls in love with Julia, the only other young person in town. Nights are a time of hedonistic pleasure, since you can (for instance) eat all you want without getting fat.
Plot: In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
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Vastly underrated film, a real treat. Carpe diem.
This film’s tag-line “The first true story of what happens after you die,” is so perfect for this film. This film is so consistently funny, I only wish I could screen it for all my friends at the same time, so I could share it with every one of them. I’ve seen this film many times, and enjoy it more each time. “Lost In America” is a great film of Albert Brooks’, but this one is my favourite of his. Sadly, I rarely encounter someone who’s already seen it. When I think of underrated films, I think of this one first.
Right off the bat, our protagonist, Brooks, is dead, flattened by a bus. Next thing you know, he’s in Judgment City, where people go when they die, and where it will be decided if he will go on to the next level or go back for another crack at life on Earth.
In Judgment City he’s reminded of all the key events in his life in something like a flashback screening room and his life is then evaluated by the custodians of the city, who will decide if he goes forward or not. Much like a court appearance.
There are great performances by supporting players, especially Rip Torn, and while I never associated Meryl Streep with great comedy, she holds her own as Brooks’ love interest. There is a hilariously understated performance by Buck Henry.
The most fun with this film is learning bit by bit about the inner workings of Judgment City, as each aspect seems to have been well thought out and executed beautifully, right down to eating arrangements. A true masterful writing achievement for Brooks, who has shown his brilliance in many other films as well.
This film should’ve been a big success, but in a way, I feel privileged to be one of the few people I know who has seen this film and enjoyed it so much. I’ll do my part though, spreading the good word as much as possible.
See it before you die.
Very Amusing & Smart Fantasy Comedy – the Defense Rests!
With this picture, Albert Brooks really showed me what a talented writer and filmmaker he is. I know he already had a couple of great efforts under his hat by this point, but here he had to create his own version of the universe, no less, besides making his wry observations about humanity. This is ‘The Universe as It REALLY is’ according to Brooks (not just Earth, everything else, too). And, good heavens, he pulls it off. This makes other filmic ‘fantasies’ about the after-life (the ’78 version of “Heaven Can Wait” comes to mind) look very simplistic and lazy by comparison.
In Brooks’ story, his character dies a few minutes after the film begins. He and the audience then find out what happens to us after death. In this version, instead of purgatory, there is a sort of pit-stop for our souls, where we review our lives in a court-like setting; a decision is then reached on whether we go back to live another life or ‘go on.’ I think each viewer interprets what ‘going on’ means based on their own beliefs. Myself, I didn’t take that to mean going to heaven. The complicated structure of the universe as presented here would make that conclusion a bit too simple. I think it just means you go on to another higher level and continue learning. As stated bluntly in the film (by Rip Torn), the whole point of existence is to learn, to get smarter. It makes a whole lotta sense and I’m not sure even Brooks knew what he was tapping into with these profound observations. Eventually, a soul may reach a state of ultimate knowledge, or Nirvana – or whatever you want to call it.
But, Brooks thought everything out before he committed it to film. As the story progresses, we learn more about how the universe works, mostly courtesy of Torn. Pretty much everything seems to be worked out, as if Brooks asked himself a ton of possible questions and then answered them. I did have a couple of questions in my mind after the movie was over, such as how are really bad people handled in such an inoffensive easygoing setting? I mean, serial killers, rapists, mass murderers – the ones thought of as unrepentant (Torn does state there is no hell). All the people we see in Judgement City are quite nice – the worst one was a guy who dabbled in pornography and you got the idea he was gonna have a lotta trouble in his trial. Perhaps Torn provides the answer to even this, when he mentions teenagers are sent to a different pit-stop. Also, why do children automatically go on? Aren’t they souls from previous lives? Why did they go back only to move on after dying as children? Or are they special new souls? As we see, a picture such this also raises as many questions as it does answers. That happens with the best films.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Director Albert Brooks
Writer Albert Brooks
Actors Albert Brooks, Michael Durrell, James Eckhouse, Gary Beach
Awards 5 nominations.
Production Company Geffen Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm