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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Emily Beecham ... Alice Woodard
Ben Whishaw ... Chris
Kerry Fox ... Bella
Kit Connor ... Joe Woodard
Phénix Brossard 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 ... 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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Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,626, 8 December 2019

Gross USA:

$23,862

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$157,710
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Awards:
  • Prix d'Interprétation Féminine: Emily Beecham (Cannes International Film Festival, 2019)
  • Grand Prix du Festival International de Science Fiction Utopiales (Poitiers, 2019)
  • Mention Spéciale du Jury au Festival Européen du Film Fantastique (Strasbourg, 2019).
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I'm Still With You Little Joe
2 January 2020 | by daoldigesSee all my reviews

Reading the viewer feedback of Little Joe it has its fair share of unfavorable reviews. Many of the issues mentioned - unusual score choice, cold/stoic performances/characters, no middle climax structure, a bit slow moving, are all which I too noticed during my viewing but found them only minimally distracting to the point where I felt Little Joe ultimately interesting and worth watching. The two issues that I found majorly distracting and bothersome was the overuse of the high-pitched sound element and the lead characters passiveness in the face of everything going on around her. Was she just really that naive, or was it a flaw in her character? I've never seen the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers but will definitely be checking it out after reading all the viewers comments. Until then though, I'm feeling fine with Little Joe.


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