Beautiful Joe (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  9 June 2000 (Poland)
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A bad girl becomes a con artist, gets into trouble with the mob and taps a nice-guy florist for help.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivien Mason (as Jurnee Smollett)
Dillon Moen ...
Lee Mason
Mouse (as Jaimz
George The Geek
Sheila Paterson ...
Mrs. O'Malley
Ben Johnson ...
Norman Armour ...


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 <>

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


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 June 2000 (Poland)  »

Also Known As:

Dupla vagy minden  »

Box Office


ESP 9,289,131 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


References Live with Kelly and Michael (1988) See more »


One More Heartbreak
Written by Kevin Foster / Gerry Foster / Martin Belmont
Published by Track Music Limited
Performed by Los Pistoleros
Recording Courtesy Track Records
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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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