My Name Is Joe
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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
Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Fresh: 23 Rotten: 3
IMDB: 7.5 / 10
My Name Is Joe Review
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.