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Rated R · 108 minutes · 2010

Joaquin Phoenix plays himself as a fat, bearded, out-of-shape, drug-sodden, deluded loser in this bizarre faux-documentary directed by Casey Affleck, his real-life brother-in-law. The experiment follows actor Phoenix (Walk the Line, Gladiator) as he quits movie acting to pursue a career as hip-hop performer called JP, despite his startling lack of talent as a rapper. Everybody seems to be in on the gag – a miffed Ben Stiller, dismissive Sean Combs, dejected Edward James Olmos, and Affleck appear as themselves – but the audience gets left holding the bag as Phoenix self-destructs, finally ending his life in a Panama swamp. Can this be for real? And does anyone really care? The hooker and Miami club meltdown scenes approach the best of Andy Kaufman in the realm of cringe-inducing humor. A parody of self-indulgence can still be self-indulgent. Also starring Antony Langdon as Phoenix’s whipping-boy personal assistant (108 min.).

See our full review: The Agony and Ecstasy of Joaquin Phoenix

The Agony and Ecstasy of Joaquin Phoenix

If Phoenix is really and truly a washed-up drunk with delusions of grandeur, I'm Still Here is a worthy swan song. Way to go. »

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Director: Casey Affleck
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix

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