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Still shot from the movie: Joe Somebody.

Joe Somebody

Joe (Tim Allen) is willing to accept his anonymity at the office until "Bring Your Daughter to Work" day. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 98
Theater Release: 21 Dec 2001
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Warning: On two occasions in this movie, a punch is shown where a person is quickly “jabbed” in the front of the throat—commonly referred to as the Adam’s Apple—resulting in a temporary loss of breath. In reality, a blow of this kind could result in snapping the brittle larynx causing quick death due to suffocation.

While the movie focuses on Joe, what about the bully? Why would he be motivated to have punched Joe in the first place? What do you think people who resort to physical violence may be lacking in their lives?

Another movie dealing with midlife self-esteem issues is Disney’s The Kid.

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About the Reviewer: Rod Gustafson

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