1998’s Meet Joe Black arrived at the height of Brad Pitt‘s heartthrob era. The film was mostly forgettable (although drilled into audience’s brains with a three-hour runtime) other than one ridiculous scene. You know the one. Before Brad Pitt’s character became Death, he was merely a beautiful young man in a coffee shop who made a melt-y impression on Claire Forlani’s female lead. This was as meet-cute a scene as it comes, ending with both staring back at each other wistfully (and repeatedly), and then catastrophe strikes. Coffee-Shop-Brad stupidly pauses in the middle of the road, all lovestruck, then blammo. The poor guy ricochets between multiple vehicles like a ping pong ball.
Not an ideal first encounter! Oh, but the sheer insanity of the scene (I’m not sure how much of the $90 million budget went into CGI-ing this thing, but bravo) still arrives with the same force two decades later. Twitter user Rose O’Shea caught a network replay of the Death Takes A Holiday remake for the first time (!) on Thursday night. She swiftly declared it to be “the most bonkers one minute of a movie that I have ever seen.”
She’s not wrong. I mean, look at this.
The pile-on soon began, and Rose’s tweet has been retweeted almost 25,000 times as of this writing.
With 93,000 likes and counting, there’s a chance Hollywood could be tempted to plot a sequel. Please don’t let it happen! Everyone can simply rewatch this scene, over and over again, for three hours. Ready, set, go.