Joe Versus the Volcano is one of my favorite quirky movies. The title alone wins style points. Tom Hanks plays Joe, a young man stuck in his life, stuck in a job he detests, stuck in a windowless cubicle of fluorescent lights. Is this all there is? . . .

As the movie goes on, Joe wakes up. At one point, watching the moon rise above the ocean horizon, Joe sums up his transformation: "Most people go through life asleep. But the ones who awake live in constant total amazement."

Terry Hershey, Sacred Necessities