Emily Beecham won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her masterful portrayal of Alice, a single mother and dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty and pleasing aroma but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly in a friendly voice, this plant makes its owner happy. Everyone will want one. Her corporation is poised to make a killing with it when they launch it in the marketplace, once testing is completed. Against company policy, Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son Joe (Kit Connor), and they christen it ‘Little Joe.’ But as their plant grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creation may not be as harmless as its nickname suggests. Subtly sinister and increasingly creepy, enhanced by creative sound design, Little Joe is one of the most imaginative horror/suspense films seen in a long time. Ben Whishaw and Kerry Fox co-star.