What happened to Joaquin Phoenix? How did the seemingly shy, intense actor go from young heartthrob to Oscar nominee to punchline to pop culture mystery? Was it a breakdown? A retreat? A hoax? Fellow actor Casey Affleck gets close enough for an accurate look at what was really happening.
Is there a more unpredictable leading man today than Joaquin Phoenix? No film so purely captures his style than this stunt pseudo-documentary directed by Casey Affleck. A brilliantly funny portrait of a very public meltdown, I’m Still Here is a larkish critique of the modern cult of celebrity.
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