YMMV: Meet Joe Black

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome:
    • Joe getting Bill his company back.
    • Bill protecting his daughter from Death Incarnate while armed with nothing more than a eloquent command of psychological persuasion and the hard truth.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny:
    • When Joe meets the little sick woman in the hospital. It seems to be Nightmare Fuel for her at first but then it gets better.
    • Joe. Peanut Butter. That is all.
    • A line only Anthony Hopkins could pull off with class:
    Parrish: Don't blow smoke up my ass. You'll ruin my autopsy.
    • Joe's intense offense when he hears the phrase "as certain as death and taxes."
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming:
    • Joe's final words to Susan. And when he allows the guy who was in his body in the first place to come back to look after Susan. Also doubles as Tear Jerker.
    • The little old sick woman's speech to Joe in her hospital bed. Depending on your view, it may also be a Tear Jerker.
    Old Woman: It nice it happen to you. Like you come to the island and had a holiday. Sun didn't burn you red-red, just brown. You sleep and no mosquito eat you. But the truth is, it bound to happen if you stay long enough. So take that nice picture you got in your head home with you, but don't be fooled. We lonely here mostly too. If we lucky, maybe, we got some nice pictures to take with us.
    • When Joe tells Bill he won't take Susan (really hits this dad).
    • Just about the entire party scene full of goodbyes, hugs, and kisses.
    • The scene when Susan realizes that her father is dead, but that she'll always have the good person she met at the coffee shop.
    • Allison's speech to Bill, admitting to him that she knows Susan is the favorite.
      "I've felt loved, and that's all that matters. So, never mind favorites. You're allowed to have one. The point is, you've been mine."
  • Dude, Not Funny!: The death of...Death's eventual host to some people.
  • Narm: As recounted at Look Both Ways, the scene near the beginning where Death's eventual vessel meets a girl in a coffee shop, then proceeds to stare back at her as he walks away... while standing in the street for what must've been several minutes. At that point, you're expecting him to get hit by a car, and indeed he does. But the true hilarity comes from him being flung around by the impact and hitting another car or two.
    • Death really loves peanut butter.
  • Padding: Detractors note the excess of it in this three-hour-long movie.
  • Tear Jerker: The ending. Not a Downer Ending, it's just touching.
  • The Woobie: Oh heck, everyone who's nice in this film needs a hug! Which they all get at the party, come to think of it.
    • But especially poor, poor Quince.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Joe, I mean...he is The Grim Reaper.