Joe Dirt is a janitor with a mullet hairdo, acid-washed jeans and a dream to find the parents that he lost at the Grand Canyon when he was a belligerent, trailer park-raised eight-year-old. Now, blasting Van Halen in his jacked-up economy car, the irrepressibly optimistic Joe hits the road alone in search of his folks. As his wandering, misguided search takes him from one hilarious misadventure to another, Joe finds his way to Los Angeles, where a shock-jock brings Joe on his radio show to insult him. But as Joe's life story unfolds, jeers turn to cheers, and an entire captivated city tunes in to hear the adventures of Joe Dirt. Written by
The hardtop that Joe Dirt drove throughout most of the movie is a replica of a 1969 Dodge Daytona, a limited production car built for only one year during the muscle car era of the late sixties and early seventies. Only 503 of the real Daytonas were ever built. See more »
When Joe kicks over the shelves of clowns, his dad has a beer can
in his hand in one shot, but not the others. See more »
[Referring to Joe's Roadrunner]
Least I know my car will blow his off the road!
Charlene the Gator Farmer:
You really think you can match that slant 6 of yours against this 426 hemi? Huh? Well then let's do it little boy!
That's my girl!
Let's rock, Dirt-boy!
[Joe speeds off, leaving Robby in his dust]
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Okay, "Joe Dirt" doesn't have much of a plot and to say it loses focus is an understatement. But I really love this lighthearted tale.
I thought David Spade turned in a wonderful performance as Joe Dirt and it was nice to see him not do his usual cynical act. Yes, it is campy and it was supposed to be. And it is stupid, it was supposed to be.
The acting I think is good from all, although some are rightfully given straight roles as I don't think Brittany Daniels could handle anymore than what she was given.
Anyway, there isn't a whole lot to say about a movie like "Joe Dirt." I guess if you've liked Adam Sandler movies but only wished they might be a little less cruel then this is your movie.
The "atom bomb" scene always kills me, I love this movie. You know a movie isn't all bad when you start laughing and you female friend starts looking at you as if you are mentally challenged.
"You can't have no in your heart!" 6 out of 10.
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