My Name Is Joe

"Bad"

My Name Is Joe Review


Okay, so your name is Joe. So what?

Joe turns out to be a recovering alcoholic, and in 28 Days fashion, winds his way to recovery, stopping only for a tepid romance with a lady friend. Then My Name is Joe turns gangsterish, before an abrupt and uninteresting ending -- which might have been redeemed if the film was remotely interesting anywhere along the way.

In Glasgow-English so thick it has to be subtitled, Joe is so self-indulgent and smug that you can't help but hate it.



My Name Is Joe

Facts and Figures

Run time: 105 mins

In Theaters: Friday 22nd January 1999

Distributed by: Artisan Pictures

Production compaines: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Alta Films, Arte, Channel Four Films, Degeto Film, Diaphana Films, La Sept Cinéma, Parallax Pictures, Road Movies Vierte Produktionen, Scottish Arts Council Lottery Fund, The Glasgow Film Fund, Tornasol Films

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Fresh: 23 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Rebecca O'Brien

Starring: as Joe, as Sarah, as Liam, as McGowan, as Shanks, as Maggie, as Mojo

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