Joe (2013)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Release Date - Apr 11, 2014 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 117 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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David Gordon Green's Joe stars Nicolas Cage as the title character, the foreman of a work crew hired to poison trees before they are cleared from land owned by people who plan to develop it. One day, 15-year-old Gary (Tye Sheridan) arrives at the worksite looking for a job for both himself and his alcoholic, shiftless father. Joe hires them both, but the self-destructive dad is quickly told never to return. Gary, however, earns his keep, and soon he begins to think of Joe as a father figure. However, Joe has a prison record, and a problem keeping his explosive anger in check, and when a local man develops a grudge against him, both Gary and Joe must take a stand. Joe screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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father, father-figure, teenagers, contractor