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Rated
PG
Runtime 112 min
Ratings
97% critics Rotten Tomatoes
83% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 13+ Common Sense Media
Genre Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Release 04/05/91
Actors Albert Brooks, Michael Durrell, James Eckhouse, Gary Beach
Directors Albert Brooks
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.
Genre Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Release 04/05/91
Actors Albert Brooks, Michael Durrell, James Eckhouse, Gary Beach
Directors Albert Brooks
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.