An Irish American florist known as Joe (Billy Connolly) finds his rather unremarkable life suddenly transformed through a series of personal revelations. Throwing caution to the winds, Joe hits the road in search of the adventures he has never had. In Louisville Kentucky he meets Hush (Sharon Stone) a sexy ex-stripper turned con-girl. But she is also a hard edged single mom with a gambling habit who is in major debt to local crime boss George the Geek (Ian Holm). When Joe bravely tries to intercede on her behalf he inadvertently lands them both in even bigger trouble. Forced to escape from George, Hush and Joe head for Las Vegas unaware that the crime bosses henchmen are in hot pursuit!
A surprising little gem!
- Beautiful Joe review by MH
A delightful film: Billy Connolly is lovely, Sharon Stone acts her socks off, the children are charming, and Ian Holm takes the Mickey. The totally anticipated ending manages (just) not to be mawkish, and I felt well entertained by the whole thing.