- Format: NTSC
- Language: English
- Subtitles: Spanish
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- Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
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- Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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I'm Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Top Customer Reviews
Spotting the influences of this film is as entertaining, if not more, than the film itself. There's `Borat', `Spinal Tap', `Don't Look Back' and even, dare I say, `The King of Comedy' in there. It's not as good as any of those films, but then again it could be a masterpiece - or is it rubbish? Blowed if I know.
Joaquin Phoenix plays Joaquin Phoenix, an Oscar-nominated, successful actor who decides he doesn't want to be a successful actor any more; instead he wants to look like the fat one out of the Blues Brothers crossed with a member of ZZ Top, and pursue his career through the medium of `rap'. His brother-in-law, (Casey Affleck), played by Casey Affleck, decides to make a film about it.
Who's playing it for real and who's faking? Well, I don't think the expression of polite horror on the face of Mos Def, when JP tells him he wants to be a rapper, can possibly be faked. Then again one certainly hopes that Edward James Olmos is faking it, or else he is an eejit of considerable magnitude. The same goes for Puff Daddy Diddy Coombs, or whatever his name is, I can't imagine he would make himself look such a fool unless it was deliberate?
The film is basically JP hanging out with his waster `friends', talking rubbish, appearing on talk-shows, and attempting to get his rap career off the ground. This culminates in an hilarious scene in a Miami nightclub where he `performs' in front of a somewhat sceptical audience, before attempting to assault a heckler.Read more ›
So the film itself follows Phoenix from his initial announcement of retirement from acting, to his attempts at getting a meeting with rap mogul P. Diddy, in order for him to produce his album. In between this, we see him self-destruct as the realisation hits him that he is indeed a crap rapper, and that everyone considers him a joke, from celebrities (Ben Stiller, David Letterman), to his best friend who ends up betraying him. We also see Phoenix sniffing cocaine from the breast of a stripper, fall of a stage whilst doing a rap gig, and have someone s**t on his face while he sleeps.
The big question is - what's the point? Well, it's quite an intelligent commentary of the nature of celebrity, and how people can buy into anything that they're told. Phoenix and Affleck apparently came up with the idea when they discovered that audiences didn't realise that 'reality' shows were scripted. The other important question is - does it work? Given Phoenix's heroic commitment to the film and the physical and mental strain he must have endured for the cause, you would hope so. Disappointingly, the answer is a resounding no.
Don't get me wrong, moments of this film I found bordered on absolute genius.Read more ›
But the cameras didn't stop flashing did they? The press and the masses continued to scrutinise him, only with less adoration and more mockery.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hardly worth a star actually.
After 20 minutes me and the wife decided watching Saturday night TV couldn't be worse than this drivel. Read more
very honest documentary of Joachim's struggle with the downside of his stardom and his unsuccessful attempts to break into hip hop.........
leaves the viewer sad..
In terms of a review, Icould swing either way. But for an accurate review, I refer to the 6band The Pink Fairies who captured Joaquin in their song "Do It". Read morePublished 15 months ago by Trajet
The DVD arrived soon,it was a good choice for the price and the quality,besides I liked this movie very much,for beyond the work of a brilliant actor and artist it tells,for those... Read morePublished on 24 April 2015 by Antonio
I am not a big watcher of celebrity shows or 'lifestyles of the rich and famous', so I initially took this as a genuine documentary. Read morePublished on 22 Sept. 2014 by Frank Amin