Little Joe (2019)

Little Joe (2019)
  • 4539
  • Not Rated
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release year: 2019 ()
  • Running time: \N min
  • Original Title: Little Joe
  • Voted: 4539

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.

1Kerry FoxBella
2Kit Connor\N
3Sebastian HülkIvan
4Phénix Brossard\N
  • Cold, geometric, symmetric. by 8

    Audibly and visually fantastic.I found it really interesting to watch.It is beautiful, a little weird and refreshing.


    Seductive and mesmerizing film like the flowers around which the plot spins

  • Complex and beautiful by 8

    The film is complex, not because its plot (it's not confusing), but due to all the philosophy underlying.

    The images of the greenhouse are absolutely beautiful and the scenes that take place there rule the beat of the film.

    As the director said in a film presentation, the camera has its own will, as it sometimes loses the plan of the characters and the dialogues, searching, perhaps, for a meaning hidden somewhere else. Also the soundtrack is very special, not just amplifying the mood of a scene, but sometimes dissonant and controlling it.

    One of the best films of this year's festival season. Deep and original. Much underrated here in IMDB.

  • What if a flower could made us happy? by 7

    The idea behind Little Joe is brilliant. The actors were excellent. I've found it a bit too long and redundant, but I had a good time watching this surprising and beautiful movie.

  • Flawed in every department, typical critic love fest by 4

    So it's a modern day take on an old sci-fi classic, with a slight twist, fine we understand that quick enough. However, it fails in direction completely, cold acting with warm and pastal colours is just a cliche.The lead actor centre stage and holding the shot whilst (kabuki) music plays (clearly thinks it has something to do with ikebana) gives an ominous feel, REALLY. You care nothing for the characters, why should you, that's the premise of the film. As for the soundtrack, well it is very annoying, a drum here, an asthmatic whistle there, a tin can, what sounds like a box of chihuahua's, just annoys the viewer. The style, it tries but falls flat, the plant is shown in vivid pink, alluding to the passion it feels, the lead actor originally wears bold colours but then the pastoral colours come in later, why they have to wear 70's clothing to allow this when the rest of the film is clearly in the here and now god knows.A typical critics film from a director who believes their own hype finding what they need to find in films as their own lives are one dimensional and so far from a real film goer.Don't even start on the dialogue. A ten minute short would give you a better experience.

1Jessica Hausnerdirector
2Karina Resslereditor
3Martin Gschlachtproducer
4Bruno Wagnerproducer
5Géraldine Bajardwriter