- 1h 48min
- Directed by: Mike Mills
- Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Scoot McNairy, Molly Webster, Jaboukie Young-White, Woody Norman
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After gracing audiences with Beginners and 20th Century Women, writer-director Mike Mills returns with another warm, insightful, and gratifyingly askew portrait of American family life. A soulful Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny, a kindhearted radio journalist deep into a project in which he interviews children across the U.S. about our world’s uncertain future. His sister, Viv (a marvelously intuitive Gaby Hoffmann), asks him to watch her 9-year-old son, Jesse (Woody Norman, in one of the most affecting breakout child performances in years), while she tends to the child’s father, who’s suffering from mental health issues. After agreeing, Johnny finds himself connecting with his nephew in ways he hadn’t expected, ultimately taking Jesse with him on a journey from Los Angeles to New York to New Orleans. Anchored by three remarkable actors, C’mon C’mon is a gentle yet impeccably crafted drama about coming to terms with personal trauma and historical legacies.
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C'mon C'mon29 Nov 2021
Mike Mills directs Joaquin Phoenix in an endearing odd couple dramedy
An estranged uncle and his anxious young nephew forge a touching bond in this funny, studiously sincere and beautifully performed film from writer-director Mike Mills (20th Century Women, Beginners). If the prospect of Joaquin Phoenix and Gaby Hoffmann…
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