Now In Theaters. LITTLE JOE follows Alice (Emily Beecham, Winner - Cannes Best Actress), a single mother and plant breeder at a corporation that develops new species. She engineers a special, crimson flower that is remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value - if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, the plant emits a scent that makes its owner happy. Against company policy, Alice takes one of these flowers home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. They christen it 'Little Joe'. But as the plant grows, so too does Alice's suspicion that her new creation may not be as harmless as its nickname suggests. This unsettling sci-fi feature from Jessica Hausner, with its echoes of INVASION OF THE BOYD SNATCHERS, co-stars Ben Whishaw (MARY POPPINS RETURNS, A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL) as Alice's doting co-worker Chris.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings


Critics Consensus: Little Joe's unorthodox approach may baffle horror fans lured in by its premise -- but like its title character, the end result exerts a creepy thrall.


Sci-fi dirge may create false worry for kids; mild violence.

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