#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Bill Parrish, media tycoon, loving father and still a human being, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. One morning, he is contacted by the Inevitable – by hallucination, as he thinks. Later, Death itself enters his home and his life, personified in a man’s body: Joe Black has arrived. His intention was to take Bill with him, but accidentally, Joe’s former host and Bill’s beautiful daughter Susan have already met. Joe begins to develop certain interest in life on earth as well as in Susan, who has no clue who she’s flirting with.
Plot: When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a “vacation” among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe Black, Death begins taking part in Parrish’s daily agenda and falls in love with the man’s daughter. Yet when Black’s holiday is over, so is Parrish’s life.
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Long, boring at parts, but when it picked up it was great
I was a little hesitant to watch this movie, seeing as how it was 3 hours long, but I decided to give it a try. As I sort of expected, much of the first part was fairly slow moving and a bit boring. But if you stick with MEET JOE BLACK, it gets a little more exciting and you’ll find the story a bit more interesting.
William Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) is a very successful businessman who has raised a good family, had a good career and has lead a good life. Then one day, Death (Brad Pitt) comes to William and offers him more time to be alive in exchange for Parrish showing him around life. Death, using the name Joe Black, really starts to enjoy life and fall in love with Parrish’s daughter Susan (Claire Forlani). When this happens, he considers changing the rules of life & death.
The plot is very original and fairly interesting. I think it would have been a little less boring if there wasn’t a dramatic pause between every sentence. The beginning of this movie is actually pretty good, but the rest of the first half tends to drag a bit. The second half still has similar flaws, but because the characters have been set and the plot really starts to threaten, it is a lot more interesting. I had mixed feelings for the ending. I thought it was OK, but it could have been a little better. The ending was kind of predictable, but not especially since it was hard to tell where they were going with it. Half of the movie is predictable and half of it wasn’t.
The acting was superb in this movie, as expected with a veteran like Anthony Hopkins and a newer, but talented, face like Brad Pitt. Hopkins, in my humble opinion, stole the show right out from under Pitt, who I think was meant to be the showcase. Claire Forlani did pretty well as the adorable girlfriend of Pitt, and I thought the Jamaican Lady, played by Lois Kelly-Miller, and was both funny and noble. I loved the scenes between her and Pitt, and I thought Pitt was very funny speaking a Jamaican accent.
The character development in this movie was pretty good. It was pretty cool to see the Grim Reaper himself (Joe Black/Death) have feelings and curiosity about life, let alone fall in love with someone. You can relate to Parrish, even though he plays an old fart, because he knows that his death is coming and he is, naturally, trying to tie up loose knots. You would do this too if Death came to you and said “Hey, you’re gonna die in a week. So, how ’bout them Yankees?” Both of Parrish’s daughters represent two stereotype daughters. One was the older, favorite daughter who is struggling with her feelings about love. The other is the younger daughter who is jealous of her older sister, but is married. Again, I loved the Jamaican Lady, but I don’t think I would have if it weren’t for Pitt’s excellent dialogue with her.
If you don’t like long movies, you’d better stay away from this one. If you’re a Pitt fan, you’ll love it because he is everywhere on this film. I’d still say this is one great film and that you should check it out, but not if you have a bad attention span.
An absolute treasure
Meet Joe Black
What can I say, you either hate this movie or you love it. For me, it’s in my top three movies of all time. It’s rare to find movies with such a unique premise (please no more superhero, cop, hospital shows/movies). The acting is superb, the soundtrack is absolutely out of this world, and the subject matter is… happily heavy?
What I love most about this movie is how it simultaneously explores so many different types of relationships and storylines: the love between a father and daughter, romantic love, true love being self sacrifice, the full spectrum of emotions humans have, facing your own mortality, what it truly means to be human, leaving a legacy, the things that really matter in life, settling in love and life, the importance of passion… and so much more. Painfully breathtaking and moving, extremely emotional.
I can honestly only watch this movie once every few years because it brings out such deep, raw emotions,m. I ugly cry, and I can’t get it out of my head for days.
It’s not for everyone as it’s long, a bit slow, and not action packed like most are so accustomed to these days. But if you’re looking for depth, a novel storyline, a haunting soundtrack, and stellar acting, this is it. An absolute treasure.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 58 min (178 min), 2 hr 9 min (129 min) (edited TV)
Genre Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Director Martin Brest
Writer Ron Osborn (screenplay), Jeff Reno (screenplay), Kevin Wade (screenplay), Bo Goldman (screenplay), Alberto Casella (play), Walter Ferris (play), Maxwell Anderson (earlier screenplay), Gladys Lehman (earlier screenplay)
Actors Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber
Awards 3 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Universal Pictures, City Lights Pictures
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 4,920 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman)
Cinematographic Process VistaVision (special effects), Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm