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Yes, I just blogged about a movie, and here’s another quick Survival Bros review. I make movies, so it’s only natural I critically look at them. I poked the Xbox, loaded Netflix, and watched the new 2012 documentary called Craigslist Joe.
This is another heartwarming survival tale. We follow Joseph Garner on a free-spirited journey across North America. Joe has no idea if he can count on the hospitality of others to endure homelessness, with no money, or contacts. He pops his thin comfort bubble, and sees if there really is a sense of community in the USA.
Craigslist Joe is a great story. It doesn’t ever feel cheesy, or forced. Comedian Zach Galifianakis, no relation to Andy Milonakis (besides being fat), was the Executive Producer. That’s probably why it’s funny. The premise is pretty ridiculous too. Joe had no survival gear, or training to make it outdoors. He should have died. But somehow, Joe didn’t get shot, or freeze to death on a park bench. He roughed it one night on the streets in NYC, but was housed by strangers he met online the rest of the 31 days of the experiment.
In all, this flick was worth watching. We see the generosity of strangers on full display. Humanity has hope. People can care. You just have to make them. Help them along the way. Most people Joe encountered just wanted a friend. Let’s make some new friends. I will be using Craigslist a little more now, but it’s still nothing special if you live in a small town.
I give Craigslist Joe 4 out of 5 Nuggets.