Thursday, February 01, 2024

Movie Of The Week: DEFINDING YOUR LIFE

Movie of the Week: Because my Top 10 films of 2023 includes Rob Reiner’s funny, warm biopic, ALBERT BROOKS: DEFENDING MY LIFE, today I am blurbing about the movie that inspired its title, Brook’s 1991 comedy, DEFENDING YOUR LIFE, which is one of my favorite films ever. It’s a charmer that’s a parody of purgatory with Brooks’ character having to stand trial for the mistakes he made during his glib, yuppie life. Rip Torn, in a role that led to his stint on The Larry Sanders Show, gruffly plays his defender, with Lee Grant as his rival prosecutor, and there's a brief but amusing turn by Buck Henry too. It’s also the best Meryl Streep rom com ever.

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