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Title:   Joe Versus The Volcano
Director:   John Patrick Shanley
Year:   1990
Genre:   Relationship
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   12.31.12

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Date Viewed Venue Note
12.31.12On Demand I've been wanting to watch this for a while. I haven't seen it since I was a kid, but since it came out (I think) around the same general time that The Burbs came out, I figured it was worth a review. And it definitely does. The first third is brilliant and dark and Gilliam-esque. The middle is light and bubbly(ish). The last third is serious and really sweet. I was completely taken by the line "Nobody knows anything. We'll jump and we'll see. That's life." Behind Tapehead's "we do what we have to do so we can do what we want to do," this is my favorite film motto of all time. Here's my few tweets.

:: Yay, my last film of the year isn't TROOP BEVERLY HILLS. But it might be JOE VERSUS THE VOLCANO.
:: This is a pretty respectful depiction of native islanders. #JoeVersusTheVolcano
:: "Joe, nobody knows anything. We'll jump and we'll see. That's life."
:: JOE VERSUS THE VOLCANO just rocketed to my #2 favorite Tom Hanks movie behind THE 'BURBS. And easily my favorite Meg Ryan movie.
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