This curious “mockumentary” sees Joaquin Phoenix accompanied by pal and director Casey Affleck as they explore the essence of celebrity, and the relationship between the media and the consumers and the celebrities themselves.
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck, Sean P. Diddy Combs
Director: Casey Affleck
This is one simply amazing piece of moviemaking. Joaquin Phoenix is a genius, perhaps the second coming of Andy Kaufman. Casey Affleck, his good friend, is mostly behind the camera during this year-long stint (or should that be stunt?) where Phoenix goes off the rails by a quite a bit.
In the process, he forgets the address of his barber, and fancies himself as a rapper, much to the chagrin of would-be consultant Sean P. Diddy Combs. This is just brilliant; one of the best films of 2010, but it didn’t win any awards, because nobody knew how to categorize it.
Bonus features on DVD/Blu-ray include:
- Commentary with Casey Affleck
- A second commentary with Casey Affleck, Joaquin Phoenix and cast and crew
- Over 90 minutes of deleted scenes.
Interview on Letterman… “in what way?” … “Now you’re makin’ me feel weird.”
“Joaquin, I’m sorry you couldn’t be here tonight…”
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