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In what could perhaps be called one of the most electrifying performances of his legendary career, Nicolas Cage stars as Joe Ransom – the dearly beloved, albeit terribly troubled protagonist – in this, one of the most magnificently conducted, excruciatingly emotional, powerfully thought-provoking, and deeply moving films of all-time.
Despite the fact that the David Gordon Green-directed indie jewel didn’t exactly set the world on fire during its box office debut, as a result of the many, many peoples who’d frowned upon it, I would still wager a gorgeous sum that in due time, Joe will be hailed as a motion picture masterpiece … And as one of the greatest achievements by any given filmmaker in the history of cinema. It’s only a matter of time.
Brought to life from the pages of a gut-wrenching screenplay, Joe is a powerful drama carried by an outstanding cast, and graced with performances nothing short of tour de force.
As is the case where my book reviews are concerned, each one of my film reviews was set to be written in chronological order. But for this particular work of visual art, I made an exception. This one couldn’t wait.
Joe is a remarkable film with a distinctive score, and a beautiful soundtrack of the Folk genre. Indeed, the cinematic tearjerker is a rare and priceless diamond in its own right.
Five well earned stars.
RELEASED IN 2013 and directed by David Gordon Green, “Joe” chronicles events in the heart of Texas when a goodhearted-but-flawed ex-con, Joe (Nicolas Cage), befriends a 15 year-old poor kid (Tye Sheridan) from a dysfunctional family headed by a hopeless alcoholic (Gary Poulter). Ronnie Gene Blevins plays Joe’s rival while Adriene Mishler plays Joe’s maybe babe. Aj Wilson McPhaul is on hand as the likable police chief.
This is a southern gothic crime drama with a gritty melancholy mood similar to “Mud” (2013) and “Winter’s Bone” (2010). The guy who plays the kid’s dirtbag father was actually a homeless drunk who pursued acting in his youth. While he looks like he’s about 68 years-old, he was actually only 53 and died on the streets of Austin a couple of months after filming stopped.
The movie depicts the ugly side of “rural trash” (aka “rednecks”) and is so downbeat some find it disgusting. Also, the film might seem sloppy story-wise, but that’s because it respects the intelligence of the viewer to read in between the lines. If you can look past these issues, there are thematic gems to mine and occasional glimmerings of light.
THE FILM RUNS 1 hour & 57 minutes and was shot in rural areas outside Austin, Texas (Bastrop, Taylor & Lockhart). WRITERS: Gary Hawkins wrote the script based on the novel by Larry Brown.
The poison is not in the bottle, it has always been in our hearts
‘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.’
It is hard to describe life. Stories about mermaids fighting wars in different galaxies, that is easy to describe; but writing about life, sometimes all you can say is, ‘It’s about life’
Joe is a story about a place, a place most people might not be able to conceive: where things are dying, where people survive off liquor and cigarettes, where those who are supposed to love us drive knives into our backs.
Joe (Nicholas Cage) runs a small foresting outfit poisoning weak trees so the land can be replanted with sturdy pine. A troubled life, past, Joe moves from bottle to bottle and day to day, but when he gives a young man named Gary (Tye Sheridan star of the movie ‘Mud’) a job, the bond they form brings direction into each of their lives. Joe is compelled to help Gary out of the pit dug by his drunk father.
Director David Gordon Green of Prince Avalanche and Snow Angels and Pineapple Express can pretty much cut on all sides of drama. I think the mark of a great Director is you hardly notice he is there. Like Prince Avalance and Snow Angels, the movie’s scenes blended so well with the story and characters.
Nicolas Cage is good when he is bad and good when he is good, so, no point in dwelling on him. It’s worth watching this movie just to see him.
Tye Sheridan hasn’t been acting long, but god damn, he has been in some good movies and he showed a lot of range in this flick, portraying an abused and scared and strong young man.
If you know David Gordon Green, you don’t need convincing to see this movie. If you like Cage or Sheridan, you probably will check it out to see them.
Green likes to show certain things: scenes that might not be a part of the story, but add so much to the story in general, the way a writer might prelude a chapter by describing something connected to, but not in line with the characters. Joe has a feel, you can sense it and I was getting a little shaky half way through.
I know places and people, some that might pass for the world in ‘Joe’. I have seen people drink themselves evil. I have seen young people fall apart because of those around them. But, I guess there is always the chance of coming out, and surviving, if you keep up the fight.
From an artistic standpoint, there were some plot elements and character developments I didn’t think were totally needed. They do however drive the story, which seemed to be their purpose, so I can accept them.
in the end, Joe is a movie about people. I finished this film, thinking, ‘There are people out there suffering and I can do something to help them.’
The best movie of 2013
What a surprising masterpiece. I had never heard of this film before stumbling upon it on EPIX. I will be honest, had kind of lost a little faith in Nicholas Cage and just figured it was some straight to video release. But it became somewhat obvious after about fifteen minutes that this movie was something special. The performances and direction are top notch, but one obviously has to give special props to Gary Poulter, who gives one of the most memorable performances I have ever seen as G-Daawg. It is hard to single just him out, as I said, all of the actors are so brilliant, but his character is just so memorable. Sadly, Poulter died shortly before the release of this film. After watching this film I quickly ordered the book it was based on from Amazon. If you like Southern Gothic, and I do, this is the film. Here is hoping that Cage can continue to find more of these types of roles.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 57 min (117 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director David Gordon Green
Writer Gary Hawkins, Larry Brown (based on the novel by)
Actors Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan, Gary Poulter, Ronnie Gene Blevins
Awards 4 wins & 9 nominations.
Production Company Worldview Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Plus, Panavision PVintage Lenses, Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format SxS Pro
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), ProRes 4:4:4 (1080p/24) (source format)
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)