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Beautiful Joe (2000)

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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Stephen Metcalfe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Stone ... Hush
Billy Connolly ... Joe
Gil Bellows ... Elton
Jurnee Smollett ... Vivien Mason
Dillon Moen Dillon Moen ... Lee Mason
Jaimz Woolvett ... Mouse (as Jaimz Woolvett.com)
A.C. Peterson ... Howdy (as Alan C. Peterson)
Dann Florek ... Happy
Ian Holm ... George The Geek
Sheila Paterson Sheila Paterson ... Mrs. O'Malley
Frank C. Turner ... Frank
Gina Chiarelli ... Pauline
Ben Johnson Ben Johnson ... Gino
Connor Widdows ... Anthony
Norman Armour ... Doctor
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Storyline

In the Bronx, Joe (Sir Billy Connolly), 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 (Sharon Stone), 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 Las 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 con is on! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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This movie did not have a theatrical release in North America. See more »

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

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If You Believe In Me
Performed by Paul Carrack
Written by John Altman and Julia Taylor-Stanley
©Warner/Chappell Music Limited and Behind The Scenes Ltd.
by kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited and Behind The Scenes Ltd.
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Average Joe!

Low-budget film written and directed by Stephen Metcalfe, a first time director but previous screenwriter. Billy Connolly and Sharon Stone share the lead roles in this romantic comedy. Connolly plays Joe- a decent guy who has a brain tumor, who meets Hush (Sharon Stone) who is on the run from nasty thugs (Gil Bellows and Ian Holm). Joe eventually bonds with Hush's family, and the eventual romance occurs.

This is an okay film but is tedious in parts, and Connolly and Stone lack chemistry! It had its moments, but not enough to make this a memorable film, or a particular good one either. Although, its not that bad either considering the obvious low-budget. As a big fan of both Billy Connolly and Sharon Stone, I was a little disappointed with 'Beautiful Joe'.

**1/2 out of *****!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2000 (Poland) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,009
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1.85 : 1
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