Joaquin Phoenix Isn’t A Joker In A24’s ‘C’mon C’mon’ Trailer

come on, come on couldn’t be more different from Joaquin Phoenix’s last movie, joker. For starters, there isn’t a scene where he dances to “Rock and Roll Part 2” or shoots Robert De Niro in the head… probably. Also, come on, come on is not a superhero blockbuster; It’s a black and white indie drama about a normal boy by writer and director Mike Mills, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Women of the 20th century and Beginners.

come on, come on follows Johnny (Phoenix) and his young nephew (Woody Norman), who “forge a tenuous but transformative relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving tale of the connections between adults and children, the past and the future,” according to the official plot summary of A24.

Mills told the Los Angeles Times that Phoenix didn’t want to follow joker with another dark and gritty role. ”That was a super conscious [choice]Mills says. “Joaquin is smart. He knew what a 180 this would be, and that was on my side.” He also described their working relationship. “It was so collaborative and fun,” Mills said. “Joaquin just made it less predictable and less that I was trying to make sure I got it right. He’s really good at smelling that kind of virtue signaling in different ways.”

come on, come on opens in select theaters on November 19.

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