Martin Brest – 1998.
Meet Joe Black may have flopped hard on its cinematic release, but this Martin Brest directed romantic drama is rather excellent. The film’s three-hour running time might be ponderous for some, but Brest’s film unveils itself at a beautiful pace.
The film’s cast is uniformly excellent, especially the central trifecta – Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Claire Forlani. They emanate a wonderful amount of heart, emotion and pathos. They all do so much with so little.
Meet Joe Black might deal with a heavy theme (death) but there is humour scatatterd throughout Brest’s picture. The film looks beautiful – Emmanuel Lubezki cinematography is sumptuous (as is the set design) and Thomas Newman‘s musical score is glorious.
Meet Joe Black is well worth your time.