"I'm Still Here" Movie Trailer Review

9/09/2010 Posted by Admin

"I'm Still Here"

Movie Trailer Review

By our guest blogger, Rob Stammitti

Could there be anything more fascinating?

At this point, a lot of people have probably forgotten, or at least don't care, about Joaquin Phoenix's baffling appearance on Letterman last year, nor do they probably care too much that he allegedly quit acting to pursue a career in rap music. That said, those people might rethink their stance on the actor if and when they see "I'm Still Here."

Whether that new stance will be positive or negative is a different story.

The film, labelled a "documentary" but just as likely to be an Andy Kaufman-esque stunt--hard to say--details the past year in Phoenix's life. But it's obvious that the film isn't just some simple chronicle of a move from acting to rapping. The whole thing is very enigmatic and the trailer is just as enigmatic as the film itself.

Short but sweet, the trailer gives brief glimpses at moments in the film, all under a bit of bizarre dialogue from Edward James Olmos. We see Joaquin on stage, avoiding paparazzi, fighting in hotel rooms and with disgruntled fans, working in the studio with P. Diddy, and just be altogether weird looking. That beard you may have seen him with on Letterman? It hasn't gone anywhere--it's just gotten bigger, and he apparently hasn't combed his hair for the whole year he's been working.

Hoax or not, the film looks outrageously entertaining, and even if it all ends up being fake, it'll still be an interesting look at Phoenix's mindset (as well as that of Casey Affleck, Phoenix's brother-in-law and the film's director). And if it is a hoax, it's just about the boldest move from an actor of this caliber since, well, ever.

"I'm Still Here" receives a limited release on September 10, 2010 and opens wide September 17, 2010. Trailer is below. Thoughts?

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  1. yukonvict said...

    Should be pretty interesting to watch. The trailer doesn't say or do much for me except show brief windows into scenes from the "movie". I will watch this. I am a fan of his, and although he appears to have a few screws loose, maybe they are the screws that when loosened, make for good entertainment. =)

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  2. OST said...

    I agree it will be interesting to see but they marketed it all wrong. You are right, I completely forgot about it. They should have had it in the can when he pulled all the stunts making news.