What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the plot of the 1990 comedy Joe Versus the Volcano rests on the idea that the main character will commit suicide since he has a terminal illness. Despite the morbid premise, the cult classic is mostly upbeat, but an extended typhoon leaves background characters missing and main characters stranded for a while. One of the characters smokes, and there is some drinking, and a bit of profanity ("s--t"). The island inhabitants are also portrayed stereotypically.
- Families can talk about romantic comedies. How is this similar and different from other movies in this genre?
- How are colors and music used in this film to create a mood?
- Why do you think certain actor pairs have chemistry and some don't? What exactly is "chemistry"?