Joe Dirt

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If you fall within the target audience of Joe Dirt, you may find it funny. Otherwise, the jokes will seem like a tired retread.

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He's the wrong person, at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Joe Dirt (David Spade) is a janitor with a mullet hairdo, acid-washed jeans and a dream -- to find the parents that he lost at the Grand Canyon when he was eight. As his wandering, misguided search takes him from one misadventure to another, he finds his way to Los Angeles, where a shock-jock (Dennis Miller) brings Joe on the radio to insult him. But as Joe's story unfolds, jeers turn to cheers, and an entire city is captivated.

Cast & Crew

Dennis Miller
Zander Kelly
Adam Beach
Kicking Wing
Erik Per Sullivan
Little Joe Dirt
Megan Taylor Harvey
Joe's Little Sister
Fred Wolf
Writer
Adam Sandler
Executive Producer
Jack Giarraputo
Executive Producer
John R. Leonetti
Director of Photography
Perry Andelin Blake
Production Designer
Peck Prior
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  • Jan 10, 2016
    I know that most people hate this film, but I'm one of the few people that enjoy this film and I am defending this movie. I have found 'Joe Dirt' amusing since I was a teenager. The cast and the acting is very well done. I had a bunch of laughs. The film may seem dumb to most people (like I mentioned earlier), but I didn't think it was bad. The chemistry between Brittany Daniels and David Spade is excellent. The supporting cast entertained me and the title character taught me a lesson: life's a garden, dig it! Joe may be an idiot, but that's what makes this film work. Joe's idiotic behavior and just being himself
    David T Super Reviewer
  • Jun 27, 2012
    Joe Dirt is an outlandish comedy that's full of laughs, though it's a bit weak on story. After wondering into a radio studio, Joe Dirt finds himself telling his life story to a DJ who's enraptured with his bizarre tale. The cast is fairly good, and includes David Spade, Dennis Miller, Brittany Daniel, and Christopher Walken. The comedy is pretty wild and sometimes goes too far, but a lot of it works. And while the film is full of colorful characters, the story doesn't stay with them long enough to really get invested in them. Joe Dirt takes a few missteps here and there, but it's still a lot of fun.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 07, 2012
    A decent comedy with a few laughs, Joe Dirt lacks an effective story, but manages to make you smile a few times. In terms of this being a good comedy, it isn't, but it's not the worst either. The film has some comical moments here and there, and though never anything great, this isn't a film to take seriously. Sometimes it's good to enjoy a mindless comedy; Joe Dirt is such a film. A mindless entertaining comedy, meant to watch on a rainy night, this film may have plenty of imperfections, and it is stupid quite a few times, but it's harmless fun. Don't expect a memorable comedy with this one, expect a dimwitted film, and you won't be disappointed. This is, like I said, a mindless comedy. Funny, but stupid, this is nonetheless entertaining for what it is. The film has charm. The film could have been better, but this isn't an awful film. I enjoyed the film for what it was, and thought it was mindless fun. Don't expect a great film with Joe Dirt, expect something amusing, and you won't be disappointed. This is the type of film that you watch with friend to have a good time. The film has its flaws, but it's not as bad as you'd might think. This simply put, a fun little flick, and is much better than any recent Adam Sandler flick. There's enough here to enjoy, just keep your expectations average, and you may enjoy this film. Joe Dirt could have been a better film, but it manages to entertaining and amusing despite its many flaws. David Spade does manage to keep it amusing throughout and the gags are plentiful, even though some are pretty dull at times. Worth watching at least once.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Feb 22, 2012
    Funny and much better then expected
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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