Joe Versus The Volcano

Joe Versus The Volcano
Joe Versus The Volcano
  • PG
  • 1h 42m
  • 1990
Fresh62%
Common Sense Media Iconage 12+
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Tom Hanks stars as Joe, a squashed bug of a guy under the heel of a hideous corporation, working in an awful office with bad air, bad light and lousy coffee...Then everything changes in this romantic comedy about courage and a man's soul ... of a man coming back to life on a journey that takes him halfway around the world. To the edge of great delight. To the brink of an exploding volcano.

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Common Sense Says
Cult classic with smoking, kissing, stereotypes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the plot of the 1990 comedy Joe Versus the Volcano rests on the idea that the main character will commit suicide since he has a terminal illness. Despite the morbid premise, the cult classic is mostly upbeat, but an extended typhoon leaves background characters missing and main characters stranded for a while. One of the characters smokes, and there is some drinking, and a bit of profanity ("s--t"). The island inhabitants are also portrayed stereotypically.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:March 9, 1990
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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