Defending Your Life Poster

Release Date: March 18th, 1991

DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2001

PG|1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary
Daniel Miller (Albert Brooks) isn't having a good week. For starters, he died after he got hit by a bus. Then he discovers that in the afterlife he must defend his actions on Earth in order to ascend to a higher plane of existence. While awaiting judgment, he falls in love with Julia (Meryl Streep), whose near-perfect life on Earth seemingly makes her a shoe-in for ascension. However, Daniel's actions in his lifetime might not be enough for him to move on.

Cast: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant, Buck Henry, Shirley MacLaine, Michael Durrell, Marilyn Rockafellow

Director: Albert Brooks

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Geffen Pictures

Keywords: Sacrifice, 1990s, Death, Amusing, Love interest, Touching, Rise