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Joe Versus the Volcano

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Totally Awsome!

    I live in the UK now where this movie got terrible reviews. Perhaps it is cultural differences or value sets, but I think this movie is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. You have to get into it and try not to take it at face value as being just another quirky comedy by Tom Hanks. The script is excellent, as well as being funny it is full of undertones and messages about how so many of us live our lives today. We spend our lives trying to get ahead in our jobs and ruled by the mighty dollar, forgetting that there is so much more. Meg Ryan does a wonderful job playing two roles at opposite ends of the spectrum. She is heartfelt and equally lovable as either character. And if you like Tom Hanks, I think you will find that he plays his best. I give this movie 9 out of 10, for being unique and funny, but delivering a serious message about humanity in such an easy going package.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the GREATEST undiscoverd movies of film history!

    Joe versus the Volcano is a quirky story, that often times misleads the viewer, leaving the true story of man vs. himself undiscovered. I have heard many complain that it was a strange movie, and just couldn't get into it. My recommendation is to watch it again, and pay attention! The movie is a wonderful commentary on how we, as men and women, make ruts in our lives and live in them because it is at least comfortable. Comfortability only leads to displeasure and self pitty. Joe versus the Volcano is a beautiful work of art illustrating the difficult, yet simple, journey men and women must go through to truly live. After all ''...most the whole world's asleep. ...only a few people are awake. And they live in a state of constant, total amazement''.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Don't believe the anti-hype!!

    This truly is one of my favorite comedies of all time. Great performances, an unusual story, quirky humor and some genuinely touching moments make this a top notch film. Plus, I think the use of music in the movie is extremely effective - (e.g. the scene where Joe leaves the Dr's office and sees the huge dog, while Old Man River plays). I have no idea why this movie has such a bad reputation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Two thumbs up!

    I have seen this movie around five times, and I think that in this simple story you can get a fresh look at how things can be in your life. Tom Hanks´ performance is great and you can see how he was stepping out to the Academy Awards.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Never buy cheap luggage...

    This was a good movie for a lot of reasons. One reason is that you can watch it over and over and pick out new elements each time, if you pay attention. There are also some interesting, recurring themes such as the jagged shape of the lava flow down the volcano. The sidewalk into the factory (the fact that it isn't straight is a whole subject unto itself), on the desk lamp in Joe's office, the lightning bolt that sinks the ship, just to name a few. The casting was extremely well done. Hanks and Ryan are incredible. The supporting players are first class. Besides, the luggage salesman is worth the price of the movie alone. If you didn't ''get'' this movie, then you missed out. Try watching it again or move on to Bill Murray in ''The Razor's Edge''.

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