The other day a group of us got together as one of our friends had gone wild at a movie sale and bought stacks of videos. Three were selected: Joe Dirt, Identity and The Butterfly Effect. We conducted a secret ballot where I voted for The Butterfly Effect. I would have been happy with Identity too. However, a cheeky “executive desicion” meant we ended up watching Joe Dirt. I had already seen it and once was all you need.
It’s an OK film , it raised a few smiles with me and at one point I do believe I chuckled aloud. However, that was all. Joe Dirt is played by David Spade and is a rock loving country boy who was abandoned by his parents when he was eight. He has a huge mullet which is a wig that is fused to his head. He cleans at a radio station and they get him on air to tell his story and he becomes a huge celebrity. The DJ interviewing him is ridiculously rude, he wouldn’t last long without a smack in the face in the real world. Joe’s story is a big road trip where he goes to find his lost parents. There is of course a love intrest and a happy ending. This is 100% a throwaway movie, watch it once then discard.