Joe the King (1999)
In this downbeat drama, 14-year-old Joe Henry's father is a violent alcoholic who can't hold down a job. Joe works illegally as a dishwasher to help support the family, but he resorts to petty theft when it's clear his salary alone won't pay the debts his father owes.
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Critic Reviews for Joe the King
An uncompromising but wonderful film that reinforces the saying 'Never judge a person until you've walked in their shoes.'
A very tough, very real film, anchored by the memorable work of the two leads.
An excellent piece of entertainment. The cast is undeniably brilliant.
a deeply sad picture of mistreated youth, told with considerable skill, and blessedly shorn of sentimentality
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