Meryl Streep's Funniest Moments On and Off Screen
5. "Defending Your Life" is light-hearted and dead
Meryl's not the comic star of the afterlife comedy "Defending Your Life," but her charming lilt as dead Albert Brooks' dead paramour Julia qualifies the movie to be one of the most underrated in her career. When she discovers she has a hot tub in her afterlife room and Albert Brooks doesn't, she starts to apologize before he says, "You don't have to protect my feelings. It's OK if you've got a hot tub." She replies pluckily, "Oh. Well then I do."