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MEET JOE BLACK

 
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At Theaters: 11/13/1998 On Video: 4/6/1999
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 59 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 119804
Studio: Universal Pictures Inc.
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William Parrish's charmed life and orderly household are suddenly disrupted by the arrival of an enigmatic young man who proceeds to fall in love with Parrish's beautiful daughter. For Parrish and his family, the consequences of this romance are profound, complicated and bittersweet, for Joe Black is actually the personification of Death.

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Romantic Comedy - Meet Joe Black is a supernatural-type romance with a premise similar to the recent hit City of Angels. Female viewers are most likely to enjoy the film, with its doomed love story and the presence of lead actor Brad Pitt. The performances are solid, but the script is often windy and cliched. Younger viewers in particular may be very bored by the film's extremely slow pace and long (3 hour) running time. Mostly intended for viewers interested in contemplating its themes of love, life and death.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Brad Pitt (The Devil's Own)
Anthony Hopkins (The Mask of Zorro)
Roger Michell (Mallrats)
Dir/Prod: Martin Brest (Scent of A Woman)
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PROFANITY: Moderately frequent but strong
SEX/NUDITY: Lengthy sexual scene, but no nudity
VIOLENCE: One car accident scene
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Several scenes of wine consumption
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Fish-out-of-water humor of character relating to unfamiliar surroundings
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Having spent eternity in the isolation of his never-ending task, Death (Brad Pitt) decides to take a holiday in human form in MEET JOE BLACK. By the time the film ends, you might feel that he's made up for that eternity. At three hours in length, MEET JOE BLACK drapes every moment and every word in heavy significance, turning a simple star-crossed love story into a grand meditation on the Meaning of Life. Though the acting is solid and many individual moments work, the dead space between them grows wearying. Life should have seemed more vivid in MEET JOE BLACK, and less like an endurance test.
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Based on an Exit Polling of 154 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
5
Fairly High
80%%
13-19Teens (F)
25
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
7
High
100%%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
30
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
27
High
96%
30+Adults (F)
60
High
87%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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