Joe

Mississippi, the wild American south. Joe Ransom is the unlikeliest of role models: He drinks like a fish, regularly blows his entire income on gambling, and has slipped through the fingers of the police on many occasions. Nevertheless, this ex-convict turned lumberjack takes the 15-year-old Gary, a chance acquaintance, under his wing. There’s a lot about Gary – the oldest child of a homeless family travelling the highways under the rule of a drunk, worthless father – that reminds the old dog of his own past. Joe’s paternal feelings for the teenager soon emerge – at last, he too can be a hero.

Rotten Tomatoes Score:

86%

Genre:

Drama

Directors:

David Gordon Green, Gary Hawkins

Leads:

Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Sue Rock, Heather Kafka, Robert Johnson, Gary Poulter, Adriene Mishler, Brenda Isaacs Booth, Aaron Spivey-Sorrells

Music:

Jeff McIlwain

Length:

118 minutes

Year:

2014

Country:

United States of America

Language:

English

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