‘C’mon C’mon’ Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Is An Imperfect Caretaker In Mike Mills’ Acclaimed Family Dramedy

Mike Mills is back, and look, this is his time. His previous films, Beginners and 20th Century Women, both funny, hearbreaking films about the relationship between adults and their children, were showered with accolades. And the same looks to be the case for C’mon C’mon which has been earning raves everywhere including from our own reviewer, Cortland.

Joaquin Phoenix is likely back in the Best Actor race for his performance as Johnny, a journalist who agrees to care for his sister’s thoughtful, precocious son while she takes care of her mentally ill husband. As Johnny collects stories from kids from many different walks of life, he also learns a lot about his own family from his energetic nephew.

Gaby Hoffman and Scoot McNairy are also in the cast, but it’s Phoenix’s young co-star Woody Norman who is turning heads. Having seen the film recently myself, Norman really is terrific and expressive, a welcome counter to Phoenix who is dialed down compared to some of his recent roles.

C’mon C’mon opens in theaters on November 19th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.