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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 scene where young Joe is 'left behind' by his parents at the Grand Canyon was actually not Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, but rather was Utah's scenic "Dead Horse Point State Park." See more »
When Buffalo Bob gives Joe an Auto Trader he hands him the red copy of an Auto Trader, which is cars priced $5000 or less. He then speaks of a car priced at $14,000 which would have not been printed in that version. See more »
I checked my list of Rambler Wagons, and there it was: Nunamaker. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I was finally home.
[Joe comes up to his childhood house only to find it's been condemned]
Sir? Hey mister! You know the people who live here, Nunamaker?
Old Cajun Man:
[In a nasally, thick Louisiana accent]
Old Cajun Man:
[Continues the thick, nasally Louisiana accent for rest of scene]
Move! They move! 'bout... 15 yea' ago. Had a lil' boy. Had same kinda haircut you got na'.
Old Cajun Man:
God da', you ...
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Joe Dirt, played perfectly by David Spade, has to be one of the best comedies I have seen in the last 20 years. While the plot may be far-fetched, the movie does stick to it and is set up perfectly.
Alongside Spade, Dennis Miller's cheap jabs at Dirt are absolutely priceless. His encounter with Miller sets up the whole premise for the movie, and the story begins. It takes you through different experiences Dirt has had from the time he lost his parents at the Grand Canyon all the way to the present.
Christopher Walker also makes a great appearance in the movie.
If you like movies such as Dodgeball, Old School, Tommy Boy, Black Sheep, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, etc... you will love this one. You have to judge this movie on what it is aimed to do, and that is tell a story of perseverance from Dirt, who gets picked on throughout life and keeps a good attitude, which is a welcomed message. And first and foremost, the movie is made to keep you smiling throughout, and for that it accomplished the goal to perfection. 10/10
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