Defending Your Life (1991) Written and directed by Albert Brooks. Meryl Streep as Julia and Albert Brooks as Danny Miller
Danny: You know what? You never told me how you died. How did you die?
Julia: I don’t want to talk about it.
Julia: It’s embarrassing.
Danny: Embarrassing? What could be embarrassing? I was hit by a bus.
Julia: (laughs) I tripped.
Danny: Seriously? You tripped?
Julia: (laughs) Yes!
Danny: On what?
Julia: We went to visit some friends for the weekend. Everybody wanted to go into town, but I wanted to stay at the house and go swimming, so I went outside, tripped over the chaise lounge, hit my head on the cement and rolled into the pool.
Danny: What did the East German judge give you?
Danny: So, seriously. Did you feel anything? Were you unconscious? Were you scared?
Julia: I was pissed.
Danny: You died pissed.
Julia: I’m still pissed. I was a good swimmer.
Danny: Well, swimming’s only part of the sport. You’ve gotta negotiate the patio furniture. You know, in the Olympics they’re taking that part very seriously? The Romanians are excellent at it.
Julia: You make fun of me, I’m gonna get you.
Danny: You’ve already got me.
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