I'm Still Here

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Released 2010

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Director:
Casey Affleck
Released:
2010
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I'm Still Here is a documentary chronicling Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix's 2009 decision to walk away from acting to pursue a rap career, an inexplicably bizarre detour captured in stunning detail by Phoenix's brother-in-law, Casey Affleck. Some speculated Phoenix's behavior was part of a well-orchestrated hoax -- or, even worse, a mental breakdown. But some of the film's graphic footage suggests it could have been a little of both.

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  • 70

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    My guess is that after years of being the trick pony, he wanted to see what it was like to be the ringmaster.

  • 70

    Variety Leslie Felperin

    An utterly fascinating experiment that apparently blends real and faked material to examine notions of celebrity, mental stability and friendship.

  • 30

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Fake or not, I'm Still Here is no fun to watch, and in fact Phoenix's situation comes off as so dire that it becomes a reason to doubt the film's authenticity. Filming someone havi...

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