JOAQUIN PHOENIX THINKS HE’S SMARTER THAN HIS AUDIENCE
Apparently Joaquin Phoenix never got to play the role he wanted – that of an unwashed ungrateful slob – so creating the mockumentary “I’m Still Here” appealed to him. Phoenix and filmmaker Casey Affleck hope to pass it off as a documentary but it seems way too contrived and self indulgent. In the film, Joaquin, who was so brilliant in “Walk the Line,” decided he hated acting and quit Hollywood to become a hip hop performer. Along the way he stopped bathing, grew hair in all directions and behaved like a drug addict. The whole concept is absurd. Joaquin has since taken a bath and his agents are actively pursing film roles for him and have several on the table. If there’s a joke here – it’s on anyone who buys a ticket to this movie.