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Finding Joe (2011)

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Finding Joe is an exploration of famed Mythologist Joseph Campbell's studies and their continuing impact on our culture. Through interviews with visionaries from a variety of fields interwoven with enactments of classic tales by a sweet and motley group of kids, the film navigates the stages of what Campbell dubbed The Hero's Journey: the challenges, the fears, the dragons, the battles, and the return home as a changed person. Rooted in deeply personal accounts and timeless stories, Finding Joe shows how Campbell's work is relevant and essential in today's world and how it provides a narrative for how to live a fully realized life - or as Campbell would simply state, how to "follow your bliss". -- (C) Official Site

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Cast

Deepak Chopra
as Deepak Chopra
Laird Hamilton
as Laird Hamilton
Mick Fleetwood
as Mick Fleetwood
Rashida Jones
as Rashida Jones
Tony Hawk
as Tony Hawk
Walter Robert Schmidt
as Walter Robert Schmidt
Robin Sharma
as Robin Sharma
Sir Ken Robinson
as Sir Ken Robinson
Catherine Hardwicke
as Catherine Hardwicke
Akiva Goldsman
as Akiva Goldsman
Chungliang Al Huang
as Chungliang Al Huang
Rebecca Armstrong
as Rebecca Armstrong
David L. Miller
as David L. Miller
Joseph Marshall lll
as Joseph Marshall lll
Norman Ollestad
as Norman Ollestad
Alan Cohen
as Alan Cohen
Gay Hendricks
as Gay Hendricks
Lynne Kaufman
as Lynne Kaufman
David Loy
as David Loy
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Critic Reviews for Finding Joe

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

The bottom line for all these speakers is that if you follow the so-called hero's journey, you will find fame and fortune. I think we've heard this tune before.

October 20, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Campbell's admirers will probably enjoy the documentary, but I don't think it will do much for anyone else.

October 13, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Campbell's career and influence encompass much wider fields of interest than are considered here, despite the pic's colorful surface.

October 4, 2011

Solomon's approach places didacticism over revelation. The film is weighed down by a barrage of declarations from zealots in which wisdom is intertwined with the self-evident and platitudinous.

September 29, 2011 | Rating: 2/5

Finding Joe feels like a homemade quilt: It's warm and comforting, but visually busy, with a repeating pattern that some will find stuffy and overwhelming.

September 29, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Everyone's comments are thoughtful and articulate but everyone stays "on message" so steadfastly that no dialogue ever ensues. It's 20 people giving the same lecture.

September 27, 2011 | Full Review…

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