March 25, 2022

C'mon C'mon (Drama) (Review)

C'mon C'mon (Drama) (Review)

Movies First with Alex First
Episode 973
Answering the big question...should I see this movie?
C’mon C’mon (Drama)
When his sister asks him to look after her son, a radio journalist embarks on a cross-country trip with his energetic nephew to...


Movies First with Alex First
Episode 973
Answering the big question...should I see this movie?
C’mon C’mon (Drama)
When his sister asks him to look after her son, a radio journalist embarks on a cross-country trip with his energetic nephew to show him life away from Los Angeles.
Director
Mike Mills
Writer
Mike Mills
Stars
Joaquin Phoenix - Gaby Hoffmann - Woody Norman – IMDb
Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/video/vi1425916697?playlistId=tt10986222&ref_=tt_ov_vi

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Transcript

C'mon C'Mon AI Transcript

[00:00:00] Alex First: C'mon c'mon is a remarkable, sensitive work about tapping into your feelings and thoughts. Walk in Phoenix plays Johnny, who, along with a few colleagues is making a radio documentary. They're traveling between United States, cities, recording the views of children about the future. And what's in store for them, Johnny and his sister Viv Gaby Hoffman fell out a year ago after the death of them.

From a lonely hotel room in Detroit, Johnny picks up the phone and calls Viv in Los Angeles, who is pleased to hear from him. She's now dealing with problems being experienced by her husband, Paul scoot McNairy who's struggling psychologically. The payer has a highly intelligent, inquisitive and boisterous nine-year-old son.

Jesse would he mean. With Paul in another city and worsening Viv asked Johnny to stay with Jesse. Well, she tries to help her husband. Johnny has no idea what he's signed up for. Jesse is highly observant, creative, and quirky, and can talk the leg off a chair when he wants to. He continually challenges Johnny with his incisiveness often catching him.

Jesse is quite taken by Johnny's gun microphone, headphones and recording equipment, which the youngster starts using with Viv, still helping out. Paul work sees Johnny traveled to New York and then new Orleans with Jesse in tow. Although they have fun together. Looking after an outfit, Jesse is hardly straightforward along the way.

There's frustration, anger, and tears. On both sides shot in evocative, black and white. With the thoughts of children being interviewed peppered liberally throughout c'mon c'mon is deeply touching. It has emotional resonance, relatable literary references are also thrown into the mix for good measure. The performances are wonderfully natural and luminous, massively talented, Phoenix and Hoffman are extraordinarily expressive.

Well, Norman is a Reverend. Each is brilliant in their own, right? I couldn't praise them more highly writer and director Mike Mills, who was responsible for the film. Beginners makes suburb insightful films that tap into the human condition. And now here's another, I was totally absorbed. I did not want to miss a word or a frame.

 The cinematography by Robbie Ryan who did the film. Sorry. We missed you is breathtaking. He makes great use of light and shade as well as constructing illuminating aerials. There's no question. I walked away from c'mon. C'mon better off for having seen it.

Incidentally, the title is drawn from words added by Jessie late in the piece. It scores an eight and a half out of 10.