Your Life (1991)
Directed by Albert Brooks
Writing credits -
stuff on this movie at IMDB.
- "I'm curious. I see people driving these things. What do you know
that I don't? Are floods coming? Hoover Dam broke?"
Driver - "I like this car."
Albert - "It's not a car, it's a
battering ram. This is what Patton drove - 'Hey you, soldier! Follow
Driver - "Make fun , but in an 8.5
earthquake you'll beg for a jeep."
Albert - "In an 8.5 earthquake,
I'll beg for a coffin."
Bob Diamond - "Do you have any idea
what's going on here?"
Daniel Miller - "No."
Bob Diamond - "Well, in a nutshell
you're here to defend your life. And I'm here to help you."
Daniel Miller - "Is this heaven?"
Bob Diamond - "No, it isn't heaven."
Daniel Miller - "Is it hell?"
Bob Diamond - "Nope it isn't hell either.
Actually there is no hell. Although I hear Los Angeles is getting
Bob Diamond - "Well Daniel, let me tell you
what's going on. When you are born into this universe you're in it for
a long time. You have many different lifetimes and after each lifetime
there is an examining period which you're in now. You see, every second
of every lifetime is always recorded and as each one ends we sort of
look at it. Look at a few of the days, examine it and then if everyone
agrees you move forward."
Bob Diamond - "Being from earth as you are
and using as little of your brain as you do, your life has pretty much
been devoted to dealing with fear."
Daniel Miller - "It has?"
Bob Diamond - "Everybody on earth deals
with fear. That's what 'little brains' do."
Daniel Miller - "What are 'little
Bob Diamond - "That's what we call you
folks behind your back."
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 and 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."
Shirley MacLaine - "Welcome to the Past
Lives Pavilion. In a moment you will be asked to place your right hand
on the plate next to you. An image of yourself in a former life will
soon appear. When you have seen enough simply remove your hand from the
plate. Since we want to be fair and accommodate everyone, you will be
limited to 5 past lives only. Thank you."
Daniel Miller - (discussing the
disadvantages of a snowmobile) "Thirdly, it's very noisy. You get off
to get a snack and your friends are in a silent movie. And fourth,
pardon the expression, but your balls vibrate for 3 weeks afterwards."
Daniel Miller - "Because this is already
better than any sex I've ever had, ever. And I don't want to screw it
Daniel Miller - "Let's say it's the most
amazing thing that ever was. Then what am I gonna do? By the look of
things, we're not going to the same place. I'll just have to miss it
forever and ever. And what if it's not so good? Then I won't be able to
fantasize about it."
Daniel Miller - "But I've been defending
myself so hard these last few days, I just don't want to be judged
anymore. I have this wonderful feeling inside of me, but I'm just tired
of being judged."
Daniel Miller - "Can I leave a message
then? I guess for both of them."
Desk clerk - "Go ahead sir."
Daniel Miller - "Tell them both that I
love them more than life itself and I've never met anybody like them
and I'll miss them forever and ever."
Desk clerk - "Is that all sir?"
Daniel Miller - "That's all."
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