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Beautiful Joe (2000)

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An extremely nice guy falls for a really bad girl.

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Joe
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Elton
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Vivien Mason (as Jurnee Smollett)
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Lee Mason
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Mouse (as Jaimz Woolvett.com)
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Happy
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George The Geek
Sheila Paterson ...
Mrs. O'Malley
Frank C. Turner ...
Frank
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Pauline
Ben Johnson ...
Gino
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Anthony
Norman Armour ...
Doctor
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Storyline

In the Bronx, Joe, an Irish good guy, gets bad news twice the same day: he has a brain tumor and his wife wants a divorce, saying he's dull and lacks adventure. With her father's blessing, Joe takes off for adventures in the weeks before risky surgery. In Louisville, he's latched onto by Hush, a talkative belle with two kids, big debts to a nasty bookie, and few prospects. Even after she steals his wallet, Joe offers temporary help, bonds with her kids, and faces down the bookie. Soon Hush, Joe, and the kids are on the run toward Vegas. The bookie's on their tail, so are some Bronx bad guys, cancer lurks, Hush has her gambling jones, and the kids want stability. Can this work out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The last thing Joe needs is more bad luck. Unfortunately she's just arrived. See more »

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Drama | Romance | Comedy

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

9 June 2000 (Poland)  »

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Dupla vagy minden  »

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ESP 9,289,131 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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When Hush visits her daughter's father in jail she gives him a photo. The photo is different when he looks at it first from when he asks Hush if he can keep it. See more »

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Referenced in El Crimen Perfecto (The Perfect Crime) (2004) See more »

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Good Mother
Written by Jann Arden Richards and Robert Foster
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd./Pannal Ash Publishing
Performed by Jann Arden
Recording Courtesy of A & M Records/Polydor UK Limited
Licensed by kind permission from the Film and TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group
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For romcom junkies only
16 April 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Beautiful Joe" tells of an irrepressible and likeable Irish florist who learns he has a brain tumor and decides to take a last blast road trip before his possibly fatal surgery. He falls in with and falls in love with a gambling woman with a checkered past and some troublesome underworld connections. With all the ear marks of a low budget indie, "BJ" moves from one sentimental moment to another with enough heart to make its journeyman execution easy to overlook. A fun but raggedy little romantic comedy which is as easy to like as it is to criticize. (C+)


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