Defending Your Life

By Mike Johnson

Bob Diamond: "Did you ever have friends who's stomach hurt?"

Daniel Miller: "Every one of them."

Bob Diamond: "It's fear. Fear is like a giant fog. It sits on your brain & blocks everything. Real feeling, true happiness, real joy, they can't get through that fog. But you lift it -- and buddy, you're in for the ride of your life."

"Defending Your Life" stars Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn & Lee Grant. The 1991 romantic comedy takes a stab at what happens after death -- and why we live here at all.

Our family has watched it multiple times, which means it's helped stock our supply of random movie quotes that pop off during normal conversation.

Like the Star Trek episode "Darmok," we speak in metaphors. Random movie quotes deliver a rich & nuanced message that's only understood by those who've shared the viewing.

I think you'll enjoy the movie, expand your brain & add a few classic movie quotes to your family's shared inventory.



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