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Joe Versus the Volcano
Most people didn't get this movie when it came out, and that's their loss. Expecting a goofball comedy starring Tom Hanks, the reigning king of goofball comedy at the time, folks instead got a truly odd road picture about the woebegone and dying Joe Banks and his mystical journey of discovery. This was, of course, the first pairing of Hanks and Meg Ryan, who plays three different roles here and had yet to succumb to terminal cuteness.