Hit the Road Joe! On-Air Film Review of ‘Joe Bell’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on July 22th, 2021, reviewing the new film “Joe Bell” – featuring Mark Wahlberg – in theaters beginning July 23rd.

The film is based on an infamous true story, as Joe Bell was a man who walked across the country, stopping along the way at various high schools and venues to talk about bullying. Bell took on this conviction because his sensitive and gay son Jadin (Reid Miller) was constantly harassed at his school … amazingly, this went down in 2013. The struggles of working class Joe Bell in accepting his son is the hidden struggles that a lot of families STILL go through.

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Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviewed “Joe Bell” during the Morning Mess with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, July 22th, 2021 …

“Joe Bell” opens in theaters July 23rd. Featuring Mark Wahlberg, Reid Miller, Connie Britton, Morgan Lily and Gary Sinise. Screenplay by Diane Ossana and Larry McMurtry. Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. Rated “R”

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2021 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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