I enjoyed this, it's a long film, but it never felt like it was dragging. The story is a nice premise, Death (played by Brad Pitt) makes a deal with a successful businessman (Anthony Hopkins) to experience life in return for giving more life.
A simple idea and watching Pitt act as the innocent newcomer is entertaining. Hopkins puts in his usual good performance as well, in fact it was great watching the two in action. Watching Pitt speak in patois was also worth watching :-)
In essence it's a love story and a well told one at that.
Bill Parish (Anthony Hopkins) has it all – success, wealth and power. Days before his 65th birthday he receives a visit from a mysterious stranger, Joe Black (Brad Pitt), who soon reveals himself as Death. In exchange for extra time, Bill agrees to serve as Joe’s earthly guide, but will he regret his choice when Joe unexpectedly falls in love with Bill’s beautiful daughter Susan (Claire Forlani)?
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