Like Heaven Can Wait, we don’t get a look at the ultimate destination, but a way station, Judgment City, where souls go through an examination period to determine if they are fit to move on to paradise. Billed as “the first true story about what happens after you die,” director and star Albert Brooks creates an afterlife where “life” is still full of bad TV, Kiwanis meetings and lawyers, and looks like pretty much like any city — with malls, diners and office parks. The newly dead, wearing white robes, can eat three-pounds of pasta at a sitting without fear of gaining weight, enjoy luxury hotels with in-room jacuzzis and check out the Past Lives Pavilion, where they get a glimpse of who they’ve were in past sojourns on earth.
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