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JOE (2013) (dir. David Gordon Green) (Nicolas Cage)



An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2382396/
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Re: JOE (2013) (dir. David Gordon Green) (Nicolas Cage)

Good to see that Green is doing another drama.
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^ agreed. I was a little worried to click on this thread thinking another stoner comedy was in the works.
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Re: JOE (2013) (dir. David Gordon Green) (Nicolas Cage)

Nicolas Cage has a beard.
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Re: JOE (2013) (dir. David Gordon Green) (Nicolas Cage)

And his hair still kind of looks like a bird.
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Re: JOE (2013) (dir. David Gordon Green) (Nicolas Cage)

Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt View Post
Nicolas Cage has a beard.
so does John Travolta.
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so does John Travolta.
and Grizzly Adams
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and Grizzly Adams
Grizzly Adams is gay?
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Grizzly Adams is gay?
I thought everyone knew that.
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Re: JOE (2013) (dir. David Gordon Green) (Nicolas Cage)

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
Grizzly Adams is gay?
Where do you think the gay slang term "Bear" comes from?
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Re: JOE (2013) (dir. David Gordon Green) (Nicolas Cage)

I thought they were remaking the Peter Boyle movie from the early 70's.
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Re: JOE (2013) (dir. David Gordon Green) (Nicolas Cage)

Originally Posted by Quatermass View Post
I thought they were remaking the Peter Boyle movie from the early 70's.
My first thought also.
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Where do you think the gay slang term "Bear" comes from?
Fat hairy men who love the cock?
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Originally Posted by Quatermass View Post
I thought they were remaking the Peter Boyle movie from the early 70's.
24 year old Susan Sarandon .
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Re: JOE (2013) (dir. David Gordon Green) (Nicolas Cage)

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Re: JOE (2013) (dir. David Gordon Green) (Nicolas Cage)

I really dug this one in Toronto - the crowd didn't seem to get into it but I thought it was a great film/performance. I was surprised it wasn't put out in 2013 for Oscar/IFC consideration - at least for Best Actor.
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I'll give it a shot... I liked the book.
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looks fucking awesome. For some reason it didn't even occur to me while watching that trailer that I was watching Nicholas Cage. He's a great actor when he wants to be.
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Re: JOE (2013) (dir. David Gordon Green) (Nicolas Cage)

ya it's a shame he's tarnished his image so badly by doing awful movies because whenever someone see a trailer with him in it they immediately think it's gonna be shit
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Re: JOE (2013) (dir. David Gordon Green) (Nicolas Cage)

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ya it's a shame he's tarnished his image so badly by doing awful movies because whenever someone see a trailer with him in it they immediately think it's gonna be shit
Yea I feel the same way. Not sure what it would take to get me to see a theatrical film of his. But the sad thing is most are direct to VOD or DVD.
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Re: JOE (2013) (dir. David Gordon Green) (Nicolas Cage)

One of the negative reviews I read commented that it's like Winter's Bone but dark.

The other reviews are mostly positive.
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Originally Posted by d2cheer View Post
Yea I feel the same way. Not sure what it would take to get me to see a theatrical film of his. But the sad thing is most are direct to VOD or DVD.
He was in so much debt he basically had to do whatever crossed his agent's desk.
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Re: JOE (2013) (dir. David Gordon Green) (Nicolas Cage)

It really reminds of me of Mud, and not just because of the same kid.
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Re: JOE (2013) (dir. David Gordon Green) (Nicolas Cage)

Saw this tonight. It does feel like a spiritual successor to Mud. The whole backwoods, middle America
setting. Blue collar workers, etc.

Cage plays the titular character who's had trouble with the law in the past. He takes Gary (the kid) under his wing after seeing how hard a worker he is and how poor his family life is, particularly his abusive scumbag dad.

The ending was predictable
Spoiler:
Joe dies
but I otherwise enjoyed this well directed, well acted film.

This was a great reminder that when he wants to, Cage is capable of providing a first class performance. I've always liked him and wish he would commit to more projects like this. I understand why he hasn't though. Man has to pay his bills.

Check it out if you can.

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