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      Joe Bell

      R Released Jul 23, 2021 1h 34m Drama LGBTQ+ TRAILER for Joe Bell: Trailer 2 List Joe Bell: Trailer 2 Joe Bell: Trailer 2 2:23 Joe Bell: Trailer 1 Joe Bell: Trailer 1 2:39 View more videos
      40% Tomatometer 131 Reviews 73% Audience Score 500+ Ratings From filmmaker Reinaldo Marcus Green (MONSTERS AND MEN; upcoming KING RICHARD), along with the Academy Award-winning writing team behind BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (Diana Ossana & Larry McMurtry) and Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg, JOE BELL tells the intimate and emotional true story of an Oregonian father who pays tribute to his gay teenage son Jadin, embarking on a self-reflective walk across America to speak his heart to heartland citizens about the real and terrifying costs of bullying. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Good Joe Bell's heartfelt message -- and Reid Miller's stirring breakout performance -- are unfortunately undermined by formulaic storytelling.

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      K. Austin Collins Rolling Stone Joe Bell is painful, sincere. Its most optimistic and substantial strand is its belief in the possibility of, not forgiveness for the unaccepting, but acceptance in itself Rated: 3/5 Jul 30, 2021 Full Review Mark Feeney Boston Globe Wahlberg, who's one of the producers, presumably saw the film as a departure. He's required to do more emoting here than in maybe all of his previous movies combined. He's up to the challenge. Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 29, 2021 Full Review Katie Walsh Los Angeles Times Though it sometimes feels treacly and hackneyed, or even predictable,"Joe Bell" resists expectation, and where this true story ends up is far more poignant and devastating than any work of fiction could be. Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 28, 2021 Full Review Sarah Vincent Cambridge Day The title implies that Joe’s story is the focus, yet the unnecessarily convoluted narrative bounces too much between past and present as well as the POVs of father (Mark Wahlberg, playing against his usual jacked, macho persona) and son (Reid Miller). Rated: 2/4 Aug 16, 2023 Full Review Zach Pope Zach Pope Reviews Didn’t expect to be this emotionally wrecked this morning. Mark turns in what might be one of his best performances of his career. Jul 26, 2023 Full Review Tyler Strandberg InSession Film The entire film is unfocused, creating a bit of a mess that left me rotating between rolling my eyes and having tears steaming out of them. Rated: C Jul 19, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Kimberlee Absolutely amazing so much depth! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/09/21 Full Review Jim w It was a little hard to follow at times with the jumping around back and forth on the timeline. Naturally hated the ending, but it was based on a true story, so had to be told. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/07/21 Full Review Linda L Wonderful inspiring movie Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 08/06/21 Full Review Zaida Better than expected! Beautifully done Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/05/21 Full Review Romy The movie delivered an important message on the impact of homophobia and intolerance on individuals, families and society. The acting was superb, although the plot was somewhat plodding. The flashbacks and imagined conversations helped move the storyline forward. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/04/21 Full Review bob c Very moving and deep movie , ending was tragic but very rewarding! Great movie! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 08/03/21 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis From filmmaker Reinaldo Marcus Green (MONSTERS AND MEN; upcoming KING RICHARD), along with the Academy Award-winning writing team behind BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (Diana Ossana & Larry McMurtry) and Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg, JOE BELL tells the intimate and emotional true story of an Oregonian father who pays tribute to his gay teenage son Jadin, embarking on a self-reflective walk across America to speak his heart to heartland citizens about the real and terrifying costs of bullying.
      Director
      Reinaldo Marcus Green
      Producer
      Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker, Eva Maria Daniels, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Ryan Ahrens, Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson
      Screenwriter
      Diana Ossana, Larry McMurtry
      Distributor
      Roadside Attractions
      Production Co
      Nine Stories Productions, VisionChaos Productions, Endeavor Content, Parliament of Owls, Solstice Studios, Closest to the Hole Productions, Rhea Films, Argent Pictures, Hercules Films Ltd., Stay Gold Features, Leverage Entertainment
      Rating
      R (Teen Partying|Language|Offensive Slurs|Some Disturbing Material)
      Genre
      Drama, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 23, 2021, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2021
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.4M
      Runtime
      1h 34m
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