It has all the time baffled me how a lot this touching and poignant movie was derided by critics when it was launched. Directed by Martin Brest, “Meet Joe Black” tells the story of Bill Parrish, a soon-to-be 65-year-old media mogul whose time on Earth is coming to an finish. Death seems to Bill within the type of a good-looking younger man (Brad Pitt), who strikes a cope with Bill after being enamored by Bill’s relationship together with his daughter, Susan (Claire Forlani). In change for extra time on this life, Bill will act as Death’s information on Earth.
Sure, there are far too many saccharine moments and the movie strikes at a snail’s tempo, however beneath all that languid syrup is a film wealthy in considerate dialogue about life and our place on this planet. The concept that Death painstakingly needs to find out about what makes life price residing is fascinating, and Pitt and Hopkins’ performances elevate the script to undeserving heights. “Meet Joe Black” is not an ideal movie by any stretch of the creativeness, however its meditation on life, loss, and love warrants much more consideration and reward than it was given.