This past week, the Bumbles have spent some time in churches attending both a baptism and a funeral. And they began to think about heaven, hell, and the after life. The first movie that comes to mind, of course, is Ghost. There isn't a person with a sliver of a heart that doesn't love this movie. Although I'm slightly addled at the moment, racing from meal to winery to meal, I thought I'd throw out a few ideas of my own:
1. Defending Your Life - If you haven't seen this movie, the premise is that Albert Brooks dies, and must defend himself against a judge and jury, supporting his selfish acts, acts of courage and good deeds, in order to move on to heaven (or hell). It is incredibly funny and even a little sweet.
2. Bettlejuice - Speaking of defending, I'm not sure I can give you a full explanation of why I like this movie. It is very strange, a little stupid, and a wee bit scary, but I always have to stop and watch it every time it comes on TV.
3. City of Angels - I would not be a person to stand up and declare my love for the talents of Nicholas Cage (well, maybe in Adaptation), but something about this movie touched me. So much yearning, love and heartbreak between an angel (Cage) and an earthly beauty (Meg Ryan).
4. Flatliners - I remember the first time I saw this movie, I was in a motel by myself, and I was just a little bit creeped out. Med students begin to stop each other's heart to experience what may lie beyond. *shudder*
So let's hear some of your ideas! And while you do that, I'm off to this: