Joe Versus the Volcano

A peculiar tale about a routine man, played by Tom Hanks, with a job and a life that stinks who goes to the doctor one day to find out that he has a "brain cloud." A brain cloud is an inoperable condition that will most certainly result in death; the doctor says that Hanks has only five months to live. Then he is confronted by a wealthy business owner who has an interesting proposition for him: he gets to live the life of a king being given several credit cards for his free use, but he has to jump into a volcano in return. Seeing that he only has a little while to live, Hanks accepts, and he also experiences one thing he never had in life: romance. Meg Ryan plays three roles in this flick and is usually funny.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Abe Vigoda, Dan Hedaya, Barry McGovern, Ossie Davis, Amanda Plummer

Directed by:

John Patrick Shanley


1990 comedy

Rated PG.


Don Ignacio's score: B

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