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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?
JAKE WEBER MEET JOE BLACK (1998)
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.
Susan tells Joe that she has loved him ever since that day in the coffee shop. Joe realises that Susan loves the unknown man, not him, and the realization crushes him slightly. Mastering his emotions powerfully he balks at telling Susan who he really is, although she seems to intuit his true identity.
JAKE WEBER MEET JOE BLACK ( Stock Photo: - Alamy
Struggling to comprehend the enormity of the situation, Susan cannot label Joe as Death. She says finally, "You're.
He promises her "you will always have what you found in the coffee shop. Fireworks explode in the distance while Susan watches Joe and her father walk out of view. The film spends unholy amounts of time on the skulduggery of Bill's right-hand man, Drew played snakily well by Jake Weber.
Meet Joe Black | Jake Weber
He plots a merger of Parrish Communications with another media giant, meaning that Bill will lose control of his own company. Others who, in smaller roles, do well are Jeffrey Tambor and Jake Weber, respectively Hopkins' thick but decent son-in-law and conniving second-in-command, and Marcia Gay Harden, the Marcia Gay Harden and Jeffrey Tambor as William's neurotic daughter and sweet but doltish son-in-law.
Jake Weber is effectively oily as William's duplicitous protege and - until Joe Black's arrival - Susan's main squeeze. The rest of the six-person core cast are all on the money.
Forlani, looking a bit like a baby Kristin Scott-Thomas, has a moving china-doll firmness and fragility. Weber's Drew is dead-on despicable, a discredit to his class. The movie's most compelling component is the confrontation between Bill Parrish and his company's board of directors In part, this confrontation becomes engaging because of the outstanding supporting performance by Jake Weber.
- Jake Weber: Drew
Bill's impending death fills this conflict with urgency. We sense the impatience and impertinence that Drew keeps masked behind his gracious manners, but Weber resists the temptation to push the character to comic book excess think of Gary Oldman in about any role --and that means his character remains all the more human, and all the more credible.
While Hopkins and Weber vie for control of the company, Bill's daughter begins to fall in love with Joe Black Their romance pales in comparison to Bill Parrish's confrontations with Drew.