Film Review: My Name Is Joe

Posted on by 5WC in Film

This is one of those films where from the trailer, from a brief synopsis of the plot, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s a movie about nothing at all. That it’s an extended episode of the nations favourite Soap Opera. Just set North of the border. However, there is much, much more to this film than it’s slightly basic, and overly mundane plot would suggest.

Essentially, it tells the story of a recovering alcoholic, trying to build a simple and honest life post drink, while living in a hard, rough neighbourhood of a hard, tough city and the lives he touches and connects to as he progresses on his journey. As I said, it’s not a plot that fills you with much desire or hope that this movie is going to really impress.
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