poll: i’m still here

I have mixed emotions about Casey Affleck’s forthcoming mockumentary about his famous brother-in-law, Joaquin Phoenix. Here’s a peek at the promo poster, which went public earlier this week.

In a nutshell, according to the official site, “I’m Still Here” follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician.”

Some facts that are making me less than excited to see it…

1. The L.A. Times reported that the movie has “more male frontal nudity than you’d find in some gay porn films.” Um, gross.

2. The star snorts coke off a hooker’s tata. Yuck, man!

3. Director Affleck is being sued for sexual harassment by not one, but two ladies who worked on the film (one as an executive producer, the other as the cinematographer). So not cool!

Frankly, I think I hands-down prefer the old Joaquin.You know, the one who didn’t fall off of stages, get into fights or act like a total whacko on Letterman.

Joaquin then.

Annnnnd, Joaquin now.

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What do you think about watching a movie documenting a talented man’s career (and perhaps sanity?) go off the rails?



5 thoughts on “poll: i’m still here

  1. I would have thought his lumberjack beard would have won you over! Jk. In the words of Mr. Mackey, “Drugs are bad, mkay?”

  2. I haven’t really heard anything about this until now, buuuut…

    I think it’s high time there was more male frontal nudity, not that I necessarily want to see it, but if it’s ok to show women’s fronts it should be ok to show men’s.

    The sexual harassment, on the other hand, not too progressive.

    The answer is “no,” nonetheless. Not a Casey Affleck fan, did you see “Lonesome Jim?” Blech.

  3. i’m bummed that affleck sounds like such an ass. i’ve always kinda had a crush on him. and phoenix?! dang…i’m all for a great beard on a man, but shit…he looks baaaaaaaad. all this bad publicity is actually making WANT to see the film…hmmmmmm….

  4. I’d watch it, but only because I can’t turn away from a celebrity trainwreck.

    What really needs to happen however, is a Zach Galifianakis parody of Joaquin Phoenix.

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