One of the Top 10 Independent Films of the Year! – National Board of Review
Nominated for 3 Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature, Best Director, and Best Screenplay!
Johnny (Academy Award® winner Joaquin Phoenix) and his young nephew (Woody Norman) forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future, from Academy Award-nominated writer-director Mike Mills (Beginners, 20th Century Women).
USA, 2021, 108 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Mike Mills
“One of the most deeply reflective American filmmakers working today. ‘C’MON C’MON’ is lyrical, insightful, and heartwarming. A profoundly rich film.”– Tomris Lafly, ROGEREBERT.COM
“The stellar and always surprising Joaquin Phoenix shows his tender side in this bracing, bittersweet family dramedy from Mike Mills, whose movie is a quiet thing, but with a delicate, soulful magic you won't soon forget.”– Peter Travers, ABC NEWS
“A lovely, wistfully funny movie.”– Justin Chang, LOS ANGELES TIMES
“Unguarded and achingly truthful. Woody Norman gives a jaw-dropping turn filled with delicate mood swings and mischievous charm.”– Carlos Aguilar, THE WRAP
“A tremendous showing from Joaquin Phoenix, operating at a register he's rarely found before. It's a career best for him - lovely, empathetic, humane.”– Angelica Jade Bastien, NEW YORK MAGAZINE/VULTURE
“It's a heartfelt film that has some terrific stuff in it.”– Peter Rainer, FILM WEEK (KPCC-NPR LOS ANGELES)