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William Parrish: Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love . If you take a meeting with "Joe Black," make sure you take a cup of joe, "Meet Joe Black" is Hopkins's movie and, despite the film's unnecessary length, his. Meet Joe Black” is a movie about a rich man trying to negotiate the terms of The Parrish character, and Anthony Hopkins' performance, are.
It's not what you say about Drew, it's what you don't say. Maybe you're not listening. Oh yes, I am. There's not an ounce of excitement. Not a whisper of a thrill. This relationship has all the passion of a pair of tit mice. I want you to get swept away out there. I want you to levitate. I want you to sing with rapture and dance like a Dervish. Be deliriously happy or at least leave yourself open to be. I shall do my utmost. I know it's a cornball thing, but love is passion. Someone you can't live without.
I say fall head over heels.
Find someone you can love like crazy, and who'll love you the same way back. How do you you find 'em? Well, you forget your head and you listen to your heart. I'm not hearing any heart. Because the truth is, honey, there's no sense living your life without this.
But you have to try, because if you haven't tried, you haven't lived. It's hard to let go, isn't it? Yes it is, Bill. Should I be afraid? Not a man like you.
How's your working going? While you were shaving this morning, you weren't just shaving, you weren't just shaving. What do you mean?Meet Joe Black, Scene featuring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Marcia Gay Harden
You were hatching ideas, making plans, arriving at decisions, right? Yeah, I guess so. So you understand the concept. While part of you is busy doing one thing, another part of you is doing another, perhaps even attending to the problems of your work.
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So you understand the concept, Bill. Now multiply that by infinity, take that to the depths of forever, and you still barely have a glimpse of what I'm taking about. I want you to know how much I love you, that you've given a meaning to my life that I had no right to expect, that no one can ever take from me. I love you so much. She is enamored but parts without getting his name. Unbeknownst to her, the man is struck by multiple cars in a possibly fatal accident.
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Death arrives at Bill's home in the uninjured body of the young man, explaining that Bill's impassioned speech has piqued his interest. Given Bill's "competence, experience, and wisdom", Death says that for as long as Bill will be his guide on Earth, Bill will not have to die. Making up a name on the spot, Death is introduced to the family as "Joe Black". Bill's best efforts to navigate the next few days, knowing them now to be his last, fail to keep events from going rapidly out of his control.
Drew is secretly conspiring with a man bidding for Parrish Communications. He capitalizes on Bill's strange behavior and unexplained reliance on Joe to convince the board of directors to vote Bill out as Chairman, using information given to him inadvertently by Bill's son-in-law, Quince, to push through approval for the merger which William had decided to oppose.
Susan is confused by the appearance of Joe, believing him to be the young man from the coffee shop, but eventually falls deeply in love with him.
Joe is now under the influence of human desires and becomes attracted to her as well. After they make love, Joe asks Susan, "What do we do now? As his last birthday arrives, Bill appeals to Joe to recognize the meaning of true love and all it encompasses, especially honesty and sacrifice.
Joe comes to understand that he must set aside his own desire and allow Susan to live her life. He also helps Bill regain control of his company, exposing Drew's underhanded business dealings to the board by claiming to be an agent of the Internal Revenue Service and threatening to put Drew in jail.
At the party Bill makes his peace with his daughters.