History Film / JoeVersusTheVolcano

24th Sep '17 9:55:17 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* MagicalRealism: The film blends the mundane with the fantastical in a way that rarely feels jarring, thanks to its stylized and somewhat surreal tone.
24th Sep '17 9:28:57 AM jamespolk
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A 1990 RomanticComedy staring Creator/TomHanks and Creator/MegRyan (the first of three films they've done together). Hanks plays Joe Banks, a miserable {{everyman}} in a dead-end job with a BadBoss. To make matters worse, Joe is diagnosed with a mysterious "brain cloud" that will kill him in six months. Enter an EccentricMillionaire, who is trying to acquire the rights to a [[MacGuffin rare mineral]] on a South Pacific island. The natives will only give him the mineral rights if he finds a hero to AppeaseTheVolcanoGod for them. The millionaire hires Joe, who agrees to jump into the volcano at the end of a month of living it up on an all-expense-paid voyage. HilarityEnsues.

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A 1990 RomanticComedy staring Creator/TomHanks and Creator/MegRyan (the first of three films they've done together). Hanks plays Joe Banks, a miserable {{everyman}} in a dead-end job with a BadBoss. To make matters worse, Joe is diagnosed with a mysterious "brain cloud" that will kill him in six months. Enter an EccentricMillionaire, EccentricMillionaire Samuel Graynamore (Lloyd Bridges), who is trying to acquire the rights to a [[MacGuffin rare mineral]] on a South Pacific island. The natives will only give him the mineral rights if he finds a hero to AppeaseTheVolcanoGod for them. The millionaire hires Joe, who agrees to jump into the volcano at the end of a month of living it up on an all-expense-paid voyage. HilarityEnsues.
HilarityEnsues.

Meg Ryan plays [[YouLookFamiliar three different parts]]: the BadBoss's mousy secretary [=DeDe=], Graynamore's flighty daughter Anjelica, and Graynamore's other daughter, the free-spirited Patricia, who has a yacht and pilots Joe to the island.
24th Sep '17 9:22:34 AM jamespolk
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A notorious flop when it was released in 1990, but in the years since it's been VindicatedByHistory to some extent.

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A notorious flop when it was released in 1990, but in the years since it's been VindicatedByHistory to some extent.
extent. Written and directed by John Patrick Shanley, who would have to wait 18 years for his next directing gig, the film adaptation of his UsefulNotes/PulitzerPrize-winning play ''Theatre/{{Doubt}}''.
13th May '17 8:54:26 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* BadBoss: Mr. Waturi.
-->"Do you think I feel good? Nobody feels good. After childhood, it's a fact of life. I feel rotten. So what?"


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* MeanBoss: Mr. Waturi.
-->"Do you think I feel good? Nobody feels good. After childhood, it's a fact of life. I feel rotten. So what?"
15th Apr '17 4:02:58 PM eroock
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* GiganticMoon: A giant moon silhouettes Joe as he's floating around on his luggage raft. Justified, as Joe is hallucinating from the effects of exposure and dehydration.



* WeirdMoon: A giant moon silhouettes Joe as he's floating around on his luggage raft. Justified, as Joe is hallucinating from the effects of exposure and dehydration.
9th Dec '16 1:55:28 PM notShemp
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* PoorlyTimedConfession: In the climax where Patricia "confesses" to Joe that she loves him... right before he is supposed to face his titular opponent.
--> '''Patricia''': I love you.\\
'''Joe''': I love you, too! I've never been in love with anybody before, either! It's great! I'm glad! ...But the timing stinks. I gotta go.
3rd Sep '16 5:52:57 PM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Patricia:''' Iíve always kept clear of my fatherís stuff ever since I got out on my own. And now heís pulling me back in. He knew I wanted this boat and he used it and he got me working for him, which I swore I would never do. I feel ashamed because I had a price. He named it and now I know that about myself. And I could treat you like I did back out on the dock, but that would be me kicking myself for selling out, which isnít fair to you.
3rd Sep '16 5:43:12 PM AnotherGuy
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The steamer trunk is introduced by an AngelicChoir. Turns out it becomes ''very'' important to the plot.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The steamer trunk is introduced by an AngelicChoir.a CherubicChoir. Turns out it becomes ''very'' important to the plot.
3rd Sep '16 5:42:33 PM AnotherGuy
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: The steamer trunk is introduced by an AngelicChoir. Turns out it becomes ''very'' important to the plot.
3rd Sep '16 5:32:16 PM AnotherGuy
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[[EveryManHasHisPrice Every Woman Has Her Price]]: Patricia is snarky and nasty to Joe at first, but she explains that her father bribed her with the ''Tweedle Dee'' to help him with his plan. She's angry that she discovered she did have a price and what the price was (the boat.)

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* [[EveryManHasHisPrice Every Woman Has Her Price]]: Patricia is snarky and nasty to Joe at first, but she explains that her father bribed her with the ''Tweedle Dee'' to help him with his plan. She's angry that she discovered she did have a price and what the price was (the boat.)
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