Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that the plot of the 1990 comedy Joe Versus the Volcano rests on the idea that the main character will commit suicide since he has a terminal illness. Despite the morbid premise, the cult classic is mostly upbeat, but an extended typhoon leaves background characters missing and main characters stranded for a while. One of the characters smokes, and there is some drinking, and a bit of profanity ("s--t"). The island inhabitants are also portrayed stereotypically.
A few romantic kissing scenes between the two leads. One of the characters asks if the other had slept with her half sister.
There is an extended scene where characters on a boat sail into a typhoon. Some of the ship's crew do not survive, and for an extended amount of time, two of the main characters struggle to survive on a giant luggage case. A character faced with death debates the virtues of suicide. Hanging over the main character's head is the prospect of ending his life by jumping into an active volcano.
A couple instances of "s--t."
The movie's message is to seize the day and live life to the fullest.
A brief glimpse of a Giorgio Armani store.
Drugs / Tobacco /
One of the characters is shown smoking cigarettes. Characters drink wine, but do not act drunk. During a climactic scene, one of the main characters appears with a bottle of alcohol and a glass.