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I'm Still Here (I) (2010)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  16 September 2010 (Australia)
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Documenting Joaquin Phoenix's transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carey Perloff ...
Play Director
Larry McHale ...
Larry McHale
Danny Glover
Robin Wright
Johnny Moreno ...
Victor - Danny DeVito's stand-in (as Johnny Marino)
Susan Patricola ...


In 2008 while rehearsing for a charity event, actor Joaquin Phoenix, with Casey Affleck's camera watching, tells people he's quitting to pursue a career in rap music. Over the next year, we watch the actor write, rehearse, and perform to an audience. He importunes Sean Combs in hopes he'll produce the record. We see the actor in his home: he parties, smokes, bawls out his two-man entourage, talks philosophy with Affleck, and comments on celebrity. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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He's done with Hollywood


Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual material, graphic nudity, pervasive language, some drug use and crude content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 September 2010 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

I'm Still Here: The Lost Years of Joaquin Phoenix  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$96,658 (USA) (10 September 2010)


$408,719 (USA) (29 October 2010)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the defecation scene, where Joaquin Phoenix gets pooped on in bed, the "feces" was actually a combination of humus and coffee grounds. The mixture was inserted into a tube that was taped onto Antony Langdon's (Anton) back that went down to his butt. See more »


When Phoenix first meets Diddy in the hotel, he knocks on the door on the right side of the hall, then the camera switches and Diddy is opening the door on the left side of the hall. It can't just be a change in camera angle since the door is the last one on the hall. See more »


Joaquin Phoenix: Well great, I'd like a fucking joint. And to be anywhere other than Washington fucking D.C. But life is not a Christmas day.
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Features Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) See more »


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Written by Christopher H. Knight (as Chris Knight)
Performed by Christopher H. Knight (as Chris Knight)
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User Reviews

A great experiment in gauging the cost of being original...
28 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Society wants us in our place, whether we're big stars or the common worker. This is proof that even those on top of the world can fall if they try to do something original, unique and personally rewarding. With that said, I highly enjoyed this piece, although I can't say I expected to. I thought it would be a joke, something to laugh at and yes, while there were parts that were funny I couldn't help but to be taken aback by a message, whether intended or accidental: we are a mean society. our expectations are for us and not those around us. We are greedy. We laugh at others when maybe we're not supposed. We criticize when we shouldn't.

This isn't a film about the actor/rapper in question - it's a film about us and the consensus: we're really bad people.


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