Meet Joe Black [Blu-ray] [1998]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 13)

Special Features


  • Spotlight on location: the making of Meet Joe Black
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Meet Joe Black
The cycle of life on Earth hangs in the balance when Death becomes emotionally involved in this romantic fantasy. William Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) is a tremendously wealthy and powerful man who oversees a worldwide multi-media empire. Despite the loss of his wife, whom he dearly loved, William is content with his life, and he's very close to his two daughters, Allison (Marcia Gay Harden) and Susan (Claire Forlaini). One night, as William is fighting a hostile takeover of his company and Allison is planning an elaborate party to celebrate her dad's 65th birthday, William begins displaying the symptoms of a severe heart attack, and he is visited by a mysterious stranger, Joe Black (Brad Pitt). Joe is actually the angel of death, who has taken the form of a man who recently passed on to pay William a call. It seems that William is due to move on to the next world, but (no great surprise) he doesn't want to go. Joe, on the other hand, is curious to know what life is like for mere mortals, so the two men strike a deal -- William will have some time to get his affairs in order, and Joe will wait and see what it's like to be a human being. Joe decides that he likes it very much when he falls in love with Susan, but negotiating the slippery slopes of romance is no easier for Joe than for any ordinary man. Meet Joe Black is an updated version of Alberto Casella's play Death Takes a Holiday, which was adapted for the screen in 1934. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Brad Pitt
    Brad Pitt - Joe Black, Young Man in Coffee Shop
  • Anthony Hopkins
    Anthony Hopkins - William Parrish
  • Claire Forlani
    Claire Forlani - Susan Parrish
  • Jake Weber
    Jake Weber - Drew



Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tear Jerker, Well Acted, Good Story

    Posted
    FlyF16

    A moving story about life, death, love, and the deep emotional bond within a father for his family and vice versa. Brad Pitt delivers a nice performance (he starts out a little stilted, but roll with it, his character grows) and what can you say about Anthony Hopkins? He does an OUTSTANDING job here. This is a great "date night" movie, but guys be warned... there are some REAL tear jerker moments in the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful blu ray release

    Posted
    bearuk
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    If you like this movie and have a blu ray player I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this release. Yes, the movie is long; the character development is slow and studied. So take your time to enjoy it. Every room, every corridor, has a wealth of detail that's almost three dimensional on blu ray. The sound too is a delight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ********Excellent**********

    Posted
    lovemovies
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    "This is a beautiful film with a talented cast, because it is unique - A truly enchanting movie!...."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent movie

    Posted
    lovemovies
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    A gorgeous film.A powerful movie about not taking life for granted.A Minimalist Masterpiece :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    really good cry

    Posted
    thetang

    pretty much one of the best chick flics I have ever seen. I would recommend this to anyone who likes drama and a good cry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New classic

    Posted
    Kjones
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    One of my families favorite movies. Well directed, good acting and story. Thumbs up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Movieguy67
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    Brilliant performances especially Pitt and Hopkins

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love!

    Posted
    CyndiPI
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    We can't get enough of this movie!! We watch it al least once a week!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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