Little Joe

2019

Drama / Sci-Fi

72
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 538

Synopsis


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Cast

Ben Whishaw as Joseph
Emily Beecham as Vanessa Tait
Kerry Fox as Claire
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935.44 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
105 min
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1.65 GB
1920×1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
105 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by krosengover 8 / 10 / 10

Cold, geometric, symmetric.

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

Reviewed by nafureanudan 6 / 10 / 10

Geometric ennui

I don't think that this movie deserved the award for best actress, but it is nonetheless one of the best that premiered at Cannes 2019. But one thing that I really like about the protagonist, is her immense sadness and her inability to let go. Even though the acting may be a little, so to say, minimalist, the character itself is deep and layered in a beautiful manner. The sterile acting reminds me of how Lanthimos builds his characters in movies such as "The Killing of the Sacred Deer", or of the infinite space of boredom that lies between the characters in Antonioni's "The Night". The idea of the modified plants is used in an intelligent and minimalist way. I like to see how the perspectives change and evolve during the film, in regards to the benefits or dangers of this plant "Little Joe". The plot it's like a developing state of psychosis; you cannot grasp the truth or the meaning of concepts, you lose your ability to understand what's right or wrong and you're lost in a sea of lies. The cinematography is another strong point for "Little Joe". Even from the first shot, of the CCTV spinning round the flowers, I knew that this is gonna be a visual feast. The use of mirrors, glass, deep focus and travelling shots is utterly stunning. I don't get the negative reviews, but each to their own. If you like films such as those directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and Michelangelo Antonioni, with a flair of light sci-fi going on, you're gonna love this one.

Reviewed by phoebeyung 6 / 10 / 10

"Flavorless Europudding"?

In attempts to be a female Frankenstein story, "Little Joe", directed by Jessica Hausner, tells the story of a female scientist, Alice, who creates a plant that can make people happy. Described by The Hollywood Reporter as "flavorless Europudding", the film was under- whelmingly artistic. The plot lacked structure and scenes did not flow as well as they had the potential to. The storyline was fairly weak to begin with. The audience is initially introduced to Alice, who is abso- lutely work obsessed. She genetically modifies a plant that can change peoples' emotions and overall make them happy just by breathing in a scent. This project of Alice's surely goes wrong, as people are starting to become brainwashed. However, the brainwashing wasn't all that interesting. The plant, called Little Joe after Alice's son, Joe, was brainwashing people through its pollen in order for people to want to protect it, because the plant could not reproduce. The whole idea of this is just so hard to process, especially within the moment in a theater. It took me awhile to figure things out. The story is bland and straight out confusing for the first hour. Overall, the point of the plant taking away peoples' emotions wasn't emphasized enough. The acting was nothing special - the actors didn't convince me that the plant was harming them. The performances were so neutral and underwhelming. I couldn't feel emotions from any of the characters, even if there were intense parts within the film. In one scene, we see a character absolutely torn apart due to a build up of depression and other mental illnesses. Because of her job, the woman cannot stand her life anymore and throws herself off a high ledge in her work building. It was emotionless and bland during a time where the performances needed to be intense and dramatic. Hausner could not deliver to her own script's needs. "Little Joe" was also just a failed thriller film. There was barely any suspense, even though I believe there was meant to be a lot. The pacing within the first hour was slow, trying to focus on family issues. It just took awhile for me to piece things together, which should never be the case (unless done extremely well, like in "Memento"). Though I thoroughly disliked the creative direction that was taken in the film, I would still rate it around a 6/10 solely because there were multiple strong technical aspects that I think a lot of the film critics' reviews overlooked. There was an article written on "Little Joe" that only focused on the negative aspects of it. It gave absolutely no credit to sound design. The sound was probably the best part of the film. The score matched up extremely well with the visuals and the sound effects worked perfectly with it too. The visual images that I was seeing went hand- in-hand with the auditory sounds that I was hearing. It made me feel content within the showing. Speaking of visuals, I appreciated how "Little Joe" used a really difficult color palette, yet somehow managed to keep it strong and consistent. The choice of reds and greens was a bold move, and I didn't think that it could be pulled off. It was - props to Hausner for that. The production designer was impressive and was not afraid to go for the consistent color palette. The image shown above was one of the main looks of the film, and it was color corrected absolutely perfectly. To end, I appreciated how the color palette was introduced to viewers, right from the opening shot.

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