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Joe Versus the Volcano
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Screenplay: John Patrick Shanley
Producer: Teri Schwartz
Cast: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Abe Vigoda
Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 102
Aspect Ratio:  2.35:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai
Studio:  Warner Home Video DVD Region:  1 PG
DVD Release:  Apr 2002 Discs:  1 (DVD) [$9.98]
Reviews:  It is strange how I like this film. I think it's funny as well as insightful. Funny because that is how its made, as a comedy. Meg Ryan did a admirable job playing three roles. She played the first with her hand tight like a fist and her last like her hand was open. That tells you something about her character, and should be telling you about yours! Tom Hanks did an excellent job playing a character whose illness is, for all intents and purposes, hypocondriate. That isn't the case though as he grows up to be the man that he should be.

Insight too as the rectal probe business which begins the film stays with him thoughout. The whole from the beginning to the end of the film is one big rectal probe thinking that it will hopefully turn you, the viewer, inside out, looking on the inside of yourself! Very insightful wouldn't you say? Everything about this film underneath this heading (the probe heading) causes you to think things differently.

It is srange too how Joe, near the end of it, the most mature, come away with a vision of the moon and how insignificant we are our when compared to Gods glory. That is right. Joe gives the glory due His Name!

When you get a chance to watch this tell about it. Tell me about how funny it is. Tell me also about how insightful, how rich it is, how many double-entendras it has. Yes, tell me about what you came away with.

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