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5.0 out of 5 stars Subtle...like a feather from Heaven, April 18, 1999
This review is from: Meet Joe Black [VHS] (VHS Tape)
I'm not a Brad Pitt fan. His physical attributes don't astound and thrill me! But, I've got to give it to him: He was convincing in his dual roles as the coffee shop sweetie and Mr. Death. Claire Forlani, whom I've never seen in a film before was simply luminous. She's the perfect Susan in this parable of one man's last days on earth. Anthony Hopkins as Bill Parrish is remarkable, as always. He truly makes you feel as though he's a man with little time left and has to spend the rest of his alloted time cleaning up his act, making amends with his loved ones, assuring his daughters that he loves them and has always loved them. Also, Marcia Gay Hardin and Jeffrey Tambor are both extremely good as the number two daughter (in her father's heart) and her slightly inept (business wise) husband. They're both touching. I wasn't put off by the length of the film. I think we should take the time to savor some things in life. Slow down, relax and enjoy this beautiful offering from Martin Brest. You did a good job, Marty!
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Initial post: Dec 9, 2011 7:10:36 PM PST
Confederate says:
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Posted on Oct 17, 2012 12:09:19 AM PDT
Helpful.But since the length of the film is an issue,what IS the running time?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 17, 2012 12:18:54 AM PDT
Janice Sims says:
According to the DVD version, 2 hours and 58 minutes.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 4, 2012 5:50:35 AM PST
I have to agree with Confederate. The original (which is hardly a great film) is less "illogical" about the subject matter -- though it, too, misses the potential of it.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 8:41:13 PM PST
L. Ross says:
Yeahhhh I'm sure that gorgeous ,A-list actor Brad Pitt is up at night,worrying about your opinion of his physical appearance. All he has to comfort him is the drop-dead beautiful,talented Angelina Jolie......

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 10:10:50 PM PST
Janice Sims says:
My point was, I appreciated his talent, not his looks. I doubt very much he even reads these reviews.

Posted on Jan 12, 2013 6:25:54 PM PST
Betty says:
Excellent summary of this wonderful film. I have grown to love this film as the years passed.
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