Joe Gould's Secret (2000)



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Movie Info

This historical comedy-drama is based on the true story of Joe Gould, a bohemian eccentric who was a fixture in New York's Greenwich Village from his arrival in 1916 to his death in 1964. Gould, who claimed to be a graduate of Harvard, would cadge drinks and subsist on catsup as he regaled patrons of neighborhood saloons with stories, poems, opinions, and his imitation of a seagull. In a 1942 New Yorker profile by journalist Joseph Mitchell, Gould spoke of his life's work, a book entitled An … More

Rating: R (for some language and brief nudity)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Stanley Tucci, Howard A. Rodman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 26, 2000
USA Films



as Joe Gould

as Stand-In-For Ian Hol...

as Joe Mitchell

as Therese Mitchell

as Alice Neel

as Elizabeth Mitchell

as Nora Mitchell

as Harold Ross

as Vivian Marquie

as Francis McCrudden

as Harry Kolis

as Minetta Bartender

as Tamar, the Hostess

as Francis McCrudden

as Monsieur Gerard

as Dr. Kim Maxwell

as Charlie Duell

as Mike, Cop at Coffee ...

as Max Gordon

as Sadie Gordon

as Waitress

as Mrs. Bagly

as Stand-In For Stanley...

as Man At Flophouse

as Pawnbroker

as Margaret

as Cop At The Building ...

as Newsman

as Phil, the Writer

as Southern Man at Part...

as Man at Party

as Bartender

as Man In Gallery
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Critic Reviews for Joe Gould's Secret

All Critics (58) | Top Critics (17)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 22, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | April 7, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

promise for dealing with the homeless common man is there, but ... falls short in this vein

Full Review… | January 22, 2011
Old School Reviews

Like its lead character, eventually becomes so aggravating that it long overstays its welcome.

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
One Guy's Opinion

An interesting little movie.

November 14, 2005

Audience Reviews for Joe Gould's Secret

Good on you Stanley Tucci. You are as good a director as you are a performer. What a delightful tale.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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