Joe Mitchell (Tucci) is a top writer at The New Yorker specializing in profiles of urban eccentrics. But he s never met anyone as fascinating as Joe Gould a cantankerous unkempt yet possibly brilliant street philosopher. Mitchell decides to profile Gould. But is Gould a fraud or a genius? And why is he so reluctant to show anyone the manuscript he s labored over for years? Mitchell is determined to find out. But the closer he gets to learning the truth about Gould the more the writer discovers about himself. A fiery and unforgettable portrait of two astonishing men and the vibrant city that inspired them. Actors: Hope Davis - Ian Holm - Stanley Tucci. Director: Stanley Tucci. Format: DVD. Format Size: Widescreen. Runtime: 110 mins. Language: English. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Rating: R. Genre: Comedy. Release Year: 2000.
Watching this film, after having grown up with the Cummings version of Joe Gould (EE is mentioned peripherally, but does not appear in the film), I learned a great deal, and was... Read morePublished on July 29 2002 by Blind Lemming Chiffon
Stanley Tucci has yet to direct anything that could have him labeled a sellout. His work is small in budget and action, big in character study. Read morePublished on March 12 2002 by GLENN WHELAN