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C’mon C’mon [Video Review]

World premiering at the 2021 Telluride Film Festival, C’mon C’mon is Mike Mill‘s fourth feature film following Thumbsucker (2005), Beginners (2010) and 20th Century Women (2016). Something of a cross between Michael Apted’s 7 Up Series for its affectionate and anthropological approach to documenting children’s inner thoughts, and perhaps 70s and 80s Woody Allen for capturing the timeless and restlessness qualities of New York City, it’s a also a bittersweet look at the highs and occasional lows/woes of parenting. Joaquin Phoenix joined the project early on and it was shot primarily in New York, but includes the backdrops of New Orleans, Los Angeles and Detroit as well. Robbie Ryan helped lense the project. Noteworthy thank you credits include filmmakers Janicza Bravo and Lance Hammer. Here is Nicholas Bell’s review. Mike Mills C’mon C’mon Review

Film Credits:
Producers: Chelsea Barnard, Lila Yacoub, Andrea Longacre-White.
Co-producers: Joel Henry, Rachel Jensen, Geoff Linville.
Director: Mike Mills.
Writer: Mike Mills.
Camera: Robbie Ryan.
Editor: Jennifer Vecchiarello.
Music: Bryce Dessner, Arron Dessner.
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffmann, Woody Norman, Scoot McNairy, Molly Webster, Jaboukie Young-White, Deborah Strang, Sunni Patterson.


Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is IONCINEMA.com's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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