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Genres: Comedy , Romance
Actors: Tom Hanks , Meg Ryan , Lloyd Bridges , Robert Stack , Abe Vigoda , Dan Hedaya , Barry McGovern , Amanda Plummer , Ossie Davis , Jayne Haynes , David Burton , Jon Conrad Pochron , Jim Hudson , Antoni Gatti , Darrell Zwerling
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Country: United States
Year: 1990
IMDB Rating: 5.5/10 (20843 votes)

Joe versus the Volcano is a fable which opens with somewhat surrealistic scenes of the dehumanization of Joe Bank’s job and work environment (at a company whose product rather literally screws people) with imagery that seems to have been inspired by the classic film Metropolis. Joe is diagnosed with an incurable disease, quits his dehumanizing job, and accepts an offer to briefly “live like a king, die like a man” – but to fulfill his agreement he must willingly jump into a live volcano on the island of Waponi Woo in order to appease the volcano god. En route to the island, Joe meets a series of interesting characters in NYC and LA, then boards a yacht, captained by Patricia Graynamore. During the voyage Joe and Patricia survive disaster, fall in love, and finally arrive at the island where they face their destiny.

Film Review

VHS Memory Theater is a series of reviews in which I review movies I own on VHS and see whether or not it still holds up and if it's worth buying on DVD.Purchase History: 1999 from Eckerd Pharmacy Tom Hanks plays Joe Banks, an administrative librarian at a medical supply company. He was once a fireman but after a traumatic experience, he has become a hypochondriac. He finds out from his doctor (Robert Stack) that he has a "brain cloud", an incurable disease and that he is about to die soon. Joe realizes that he has wasted his life working at this company and suddenly decides to quit. Soon, he is offered the chance to jump into a volcano located on a tropical island. Since he is going to die anyway, Joe accepts the offer and goes on a journey to the volcano. He meets a woman (Meg Ryan) who escorts him by boat while also doing some soul searching within himself. As a whole, Joe Versus the Volcano is an ambitious movie and I give it credit for doing something different. Th…

An early Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan pairing. The story is simple: Joe works for a dreadful company. He is depressed with his life, which is going nowhere. The company doctor tells Joe he has a "brain cloud" and will die soon. Joe decides to end it all on a tropical island populated by zany "natives" that drink orange soda pop; to sacrifice himself to their volcanic "god". Sounds like a Hope-Crosby "Road" picture, right? Well it could have been. Strangely written and directed, it should have been funnier. I get it that this is social commentary about big companies and pointless jobs. The movie is somewhat depressing, especially at first. The only thing that saves this film is Meg Ryan's acting (She plays three different characters) and Tom Hanks' likable nature. Cast includes Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, with Abe Vigoda and Nathan Lane (as "natives"). More enjoyable the second time through, however. Kind of a "shaggy-dog&#x22…

Short and sweet. I think this movie was a delight. I saw it as a child, and catch it every time it comes on. It captures the hopelessness and drudgery of corporate life, and with imagination expands on how far an individual will go to escape it. Living like a king for a few days then facing death is preferable to continuing your current existence…and yet finding meaning to life in the process. And it's done in a comedic way. I love it. It is simple yet with a obvious meaning as it's backbone. It's a fun feel good movie with subtle dark undertones and uplifting positive consequences. It's so quirky and silly, while being about depression and death that I guess I've always found it charming. Also Tom Hanks is easily one of the best actors in the past 30 years.This movie is just good ol fashion fun and should be given a shot.

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