Picks and Pans Review: Joe Dirt
Joe Dirt, a newly hired janitor at a radio station, makes a half-hearted stab at improving his white-trash image. He tacks an "e" onto the surname and pronounces it Dir-tay. But with his small body topped by an over-styled mullet haircut—it lies on his head like a comatose beaver—Joe is doomed to a life of indignity. When a small meteor lands near him, he loads it onto a wagon and proudly hauls it into town, only to learn that it is not astral stone but a lump of lavatory refuse dumped from a plane. Yet he perseveres.
Sure, this is another of those extra-crude comedies—and a good, silly one, at that—but Joe, as played by Spade, is a genuine comic inspiration: a holy fool who, malodorous though he may be, takes time to stop and smell the roses. (PG-13)
Bottom Line: High on lowlife
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