Im Still Here (2010) is a weird film. Basically its stars Joaquin Phoenix as himself as he tries to quit acting and become a hip hop rapper.
The main problem with this movie is that its awkward and uncomfortable because it leaves the audience unsure if its a real life documentary or a piece of bizarre performance art.
Bearded and overweight Phoenix staggers and stammers around with his behaviour becoming increasingly erratic and bizarre. You find yourself hoping this is all an act. Because if its not an act this is a young man at a very low point in his life.
Phoenixs brother-in-law Casey Affleck captures every detail on film and there are cameos from Ben Stiller, Sean Combes, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito and Bruce Willis.
I really did not get what Affleck and Phoenix were trying to do with this movie. They never let the audience discover if this is real or fake. Its just not funny and to be honest Joaquin Phoenix is one of the best young actors working today and this just feels like a complete waste of his time and talent.