Independent filmmaker Mike Mills has always been concerned about the unique nature of family relationships, and his new film C’mon C’mon looks set to continue on that path.
In it, Joaquin Phoenix (Walk The Line, Joker, Her) plays a single, childless radio reporter who is tasked with caring for his nephew while his sister is forced to deal with a family crisis elsewhere.
A new trailer released this week gives us a better idea of ââwhat to expect in this new film from independent film company A24, the production house responsible for unique and award-winning films such as Spring Breakers, The Bling Ring, Under the Skin, hereditary and moonlight.
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Radio reporter Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) is tasked with caring for his sister’s young son, Jesse (Woody Norman), as she is forced to care for her ex-husband in Oakland during a mental health crisis .
Johnny and his sister Viv (Gaby Hoffmann) have had a strained relationship since their mother’s death, but these new circumstances see them come a little closer as they discuss how to deal with the precocious and impulsive Jesse during long phone calls.
Meanwhile, drama-showering Johnny forms a bond with his young nephew, as they travel from LA to his home in Manhattan, and later to New Orleans, when he is sent on a mission to interview children about the future.
C’mon C’mon has a particularly solid cast.
Along with Oscar winner Phoenix, the excellent Hoffmann (Transparent, Girls), and promising young newcomer Norman, it also features Scoot McNairy (Killing Them Softly), Molly Webster, and Jaboukie Young-White.
Writer-director Mike Mills (Thumbsucker, Beginners, 20th Century Women) is known for making quirky and stylish films about complex family relationships and the day-to-day struggles of life – whether you’re a child, teenager or adult to full fledged.
C’mon C’mon will be released in Ireland and the UK on Friday December 3rd.