Joaquin Phoenix is an Oscar winner Hollywood legend and he shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. His peculiar and mysterious personality makes one wonder how the man is in real life and it turns out the only time you need to stop by if you want to see it for yourself his latest film, C’mon C’mon.
Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny, a radio journalist who interviews various young people throughout the film about their hopes, dreams, and general outlook on life. Well, as it turned out, none of it was written. These are real interviews with real people that Phoenix conducted itself. C’mon C’mon Writer / director Mike Mills recently shared with us how Phoenix’s authenticity and warmth allowed these kids to open up to him:
For those who haven’t seen it yet C’mon C’mon‘Mike Mills is absolutely right. One of the highlights of the film are those authentic moments when kids touch some real-world issues. Knowing that Joaquin Phoenix himself was the one who could help them open up and really exist in that moment is adorable.
That moment got us into a conversation about whether Joaquin Phoenix was technically “acting” in these scenes. Was he Johnny or was he basically just Joaquin? Mike Mills tried to explain the nuances and layers required in providing such a service:
Joaquin Phoenix co-stars Gaby Hoffman and Woddy Norman disagreed with Mills and discussed the Oscar nominees Implication that action itself is not “authentically present”. Of course, the debate was full of fun and laughter, and it ended with Hoffman saying they were going to teach Mike Mills a thing or two. You can see the full clip in the video at the top of this article.
C’mon C’mon is in theaters right now. As for Joaquin Phoenix, there are many exciting projects on the way, So stay tuned. If you’re eagerly awaiting its next release and thinking about what to watch, We’ll cover you.