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      Joe's Apartment

      PG-13 Released Jul 26, 1996 1 hr. 20 min. Musical Comedy Fantasy Sci-Fi TRAILER for Joe's Apartment: Trailer 1 List
      21% 28 Reviews Tomatometer 42% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score Based on a popular short film, this comedy focuses on Joe (Jerry O'Connell), a young man who has moved from Iowa to downtown New York City. After settling into his grimy apartment, Joe discovers that it is home to a legion of talking and singing cockroaches. Although having so many bugs for roommates has its drawbacks, Joe finds the roaches to be friendly and good-natured, and they aid him in wooing the lovely Lily (Megan Ward), as well as in contending with his mean landlord (Don Ho). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 12 Buy Now

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      Audiences will want their security deposit back from Joe's Apartment, a lame comedy whose dancing cockroaches are more charming than the human characters.

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      S. C Goofy as hell, a raunchy satire that doesn't fail to make one laugh. Despite the roaches being roaches they've got lots of charm and even become lovable. There are some cool shots and funny practical effects, and the CG is not bad. Despite a couple miscasts it's an enjoyable and rightly short comedy. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/24 Full Review Joseph H Critics are stupid. Just keep in mind if rotten tomatoes says it sucks, it's probably good. If they say it's good, it's probably a paid review. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/24/23 Full Review Steve D Gross, dumb, but never funny. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/18/23 Full Review Demented N If Jacka*s tried to make a serious movie this would probably be the outcome. I gave it one star for effort because it's hard to believe somebody would go into this trying to make it as bad as they could. Like if a child wrote a gross story it probably be this Rated 1 out of 5 stars 08/29/23 Full Review Ulmaro P Joe's Apartment is a staple of the 1996 time it was created in. Off beat, funny in some scenes and never disappointing. It was just a dumb movie you can turn off and watch when you had any day. I recommend you do just that, turn off your brain and melt in serene idiocracy. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/14/23 Full Review Alex, G I love that movie because I love Joe's Apartment movie she can sing and dance and yeah I love it Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: B+ Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Joe Leydon Variety Unfortunately, nothing that any of the humans contribute to Joe's Apartment is nearly as interesting as the musical numbers and comedy riffs of the cockroaches. May 12, 2008 Full Review Nick De Semlyen Empire Magazine Very puerile humour and a pretty lame storyline. Rated: 1/5 Jul 19, 2006 Full Review Douglas Davidson Elements of Madness The musical comedy (or comedy with a few select songs) would burn into this reviewer’s brain to the point that a squeaky faucet lever or a rancid towel will immediately prompt me to burst into song. Jan 29, 2024 Full Review Daniel Etherington Film4 It's nicely realised, by human and roach alike, and something of a landmark in cinematic grossness. May 12, 2008 Full Review TV Guide If it were even half as clever as the promotional web site -- which features such inventions as ROL, a parody of online service AOL -- it would be a small delight. But it's not. Rated: 1/4 May 12, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Based on a popular short film, this comedy focuses on Joe (Jerry O'Connell), a young man who has moved from Iowa to downtown New York City. After settling into his grimy apartment, Joe discovers that it is home to a legion of talking and singing cockroaches. Although having so many bugs for roommates has its drawbacks, Joe finds the roaches to be friendly and good-natured, and they aid him in wooing the lovely Lily (Megan Ward), as well as in contending with his mean landlord (Don Ho).
      Director
      John Payson
      Executive Producer
      Griffin Dunne, Judith McGrath, Abby Terkuhle
      Screenwriter
      John Payson
      Distributor
      Warner Bros.
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers, Geffen Pictures, MTV Networks
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 26, 1996, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 15, 2008
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $4.6M
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Stereo
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