California native Mike Mills returns with his first directed film since 2016’s “20th Century Women”. His latest is “C’mon C’mon”, an A24 production that just had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. The film sees Joaquin Phoenix plowing some fascinating new ground and taking a break from such dark and intense movies as “Joker” and “You Were Never Really There”. The first trailer looks great and hit me right in the feels.
Shot in exquisite black-and-white, our brief 1 minute 26 second peer into Mills’ new film sees Phoenix’s character reading a book to his nephew. As he reads we’re treated to a collage of images speaking to the young boy’s life and the relationship he forms with his uncle. There’s an incredibly tender thread that runs through the entire thing. If the movie as a whole has the same heartfelt connection I can see it resonating with me in a big way. Can’t wait to find out.
“C’mon C’mon” is still listed as coming soon, but it should release later this year. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.
My husband was the Line Producer and UPM on this movie 🙂 🙂
REALLY? That’s awesome. I’m REALLY excited for it.
Yup! 🙂 He enjoyed working on it and is also looking forward to the release!
I’m really curious. How did you guys get connected with the production?
My husband is a UPM in the Director’s Guild, so he gets a lot of work that way. He’s also worked in Hollywood for over a decade so a lot of people know him and recommend him.
Wow that is amazing. Your husband looks like he is working on a pretty great movie!!
The idea of seeing Joaquin in a “normal” and nurturing role is most heartening. I think this movie is going to need a whole box of kleenex. I love the look of it and yes, the b&w looks real nice. Those trees at the end, wow.
Yes to everything you said. This one quickly moved up high on my must-see list.
This looks great as I love all of Mike Mills’ film as this looks really beautiful and heartfelt as it’s going to move me since I am an uncle to a 2-year old kid and a 6-month old niece.
Ahhh nice. You definitely have and intimate connection to the material. Really anxious to hear what you think about it.
Loved loved 20th Century Women. I feel like that movie was considerably underrated and under-watched. Annette Benning is always great. This too looks terrific. And, yes, good to see Phoenix working on something possibly lighter than some of his recent dramas.
20th Century Women did largely go unseen. I hate to say it but I can almost see this one experience the same fate. Not sure if it will pull in an audience but I’m certainly pumped for it.
Oh definitely in. Loving the black and white, hope it isn’t too schmaltzy and the kid doesn’t get a terminal disease or something cliché like that.
I’m really into the look of this. I’m guessing it’ll stay away from the schmaltz. Could be something special.