The official trailer for Mike Mills’ next film, ‘C’mon, C’mon” has been released by A24. Mills has established himself as a master of stories of ordinary heartbreaks in films like “Beginners” and “20th Century Women.” Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Gaby Hoffman in an exquisite black-and-white frame, follows a guy who forms a bond with his quirky nephew after his mother’s death. Fans of Mills’ melancholy humanism, as well as those who enjoy heartfelt stories about children and adults, will undoubtedly enjoy the first trailer.
Last week, IndieWire’s David Ehrlich wrote in his review of this year’s Telluride Film Festival:
“A shaggy black-and-white mood piece about an unmarried radio journalist (Joaquin Phoenix) who unexpectedly finds himself on a cross-country assignment with his nine-year-old nephew (Woody Norman) in tow, Mills’ latest film…can be unspecific in a way that drifts toward vagueness. But ‘C’mon C’mon’ finds a pulse of its own in the quasi-parental friendship that forms between Johnny and his nephew Jesse.”
While Gaby Hoffman’s bread and butter is shaggy indie material, the film is a departure for Phoenix, who has recently been identified with wounded antiheroes rather than everyman dad types.
“C’mon C’mon” is centred by an excellent performance by teenage newcomer Woody Norman in the part of Jesse, in addition to the power duo of Hoffman and Phoenix. Scoot McNairy of “Halt and Catch Fire” and Jaboukie Young-White of “Daily Show” also appear in the film.
The film will be released in theatres on November 19.