Why don't more people love this bizarre, out-there, totally unique mainstream comedy more? Admittedly, the second half (once Joe gets on the boat) loses steam and can't keep up with the giddy invention and weird non-sequiturs, but even then, you get that amazing shot of Joe staring up at the moon and Tom Hanks playing the ukulele on a raft.
It doesn't always work, but I admire how willing director John Patrick Shanley is to throw anything at the wall and see what lands. Each minor character gets a laugh or a personality, whilst young goofy Hanks is note perfect. The early office scenes are almost a proto-Punch Drunk Love, with a heightened oppressive workplace looming over an anxious, frustrated young man, whilst the goofy shopping montage is possibly the best of its kind. Far from perfect (probably deliberately), but I'm glad at least some people recognised this as the cult classic it should be.