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Little Joe (2019)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 6 December 2019 (USA)
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Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. Against company policy, she takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe.

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Jessica Hausner
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Credited cast:
Emily Beecham ... Alice Woodard
Ben Whishaw ... Chris
Kerry Fox ... Bella
Kit Connor ... Joe Woodard
Phénix Brossard ... Ric
Leanne Best ... Brittany
Andrew Rajan Andrew Rajan ... Jasper
David Wilmot ... Karl
Goran Kostic ... Mr. Simic
Yana Yanezic ... Mrs. Simic
Sebastian Hülk ... Ivan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jessie Mae Alonzo Jessie Mae Alonzo ... Selma
Phoebe Austen ... Ella
Jason Cloud Jason Cloud ... Student
Lindsay Duncan ... Psychotherapist
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Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, this plant makes its owner happy. Against company policy, Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. They christen it 'Little Joe' but as it grows, so too does Alice's suspicion that her new creations may not be as harmless as their nickname suggests.

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Happiness is a Business

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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UK | Austria | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Joe See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,626, 8 December 2019

Gross USA:

$10,626

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$123,487
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1.85 : 1
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Interesting, but it falls short.
9 December 2019 | by pickleinabagSee all my reviews

Im sure that you have read that this is a more modern retelling of invasion of the body snatchers. Don't think of it that way though. If you compare the 2 then my rating for this would go down. This feels more like a pretentious indie movie rather than a horror. The whole thing being about a flower was interesting, but the characters are boring and uninteresting. Which is disappointing considering that is what is supposed to hold this movie together. There isn't really a satisfying climactic scene that the movie builds up to and there is a ton of build up. The music in the movie was really odd to say the least and sometimes annoying. What can I say, I feel as if I wasted a lot of time on this movie.


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