Meet Joe Black Reviews
Ok, so it's a tad long, but never boring. Interesting concept, highly original and well executed. Actors were top notch and a bit of a tear jerker. Well worth a watch.
Lots of criticism about the edit and the length; even post-humorously the star, Brad Pitt himself, has trashed on this film. But personally, I think it's almost about perfect.
I thought the casting was great.
I thought the direction was great: sure the movie was slow, but it gave so much room for the characters to be fleshed out. One of the few movies where every character is given depth, and you end the movie genuinely caring for every one.
Plus how else are you supposed to play "Death", the eternal silent sentry, just waiting (for literally your entire life) to collect you at the other end?
Finally, I have no idea how this movie didn't make Claire Forlani a giant star.
For anyone middle-aged and upwards, you'll probably get it, for anyone younger, you may not. No offence.
For any father with daughters (even one), who wouldn't want a beautiful relationship like Bill has with Susan, his youngest.
A moving story, beautifully told by Director Martin Brest and superbly acted by Hopkins, Pitt and Forlani.
I am moved to tears by Parrish's huge character every time we watch it.