Joaquin Phoenix 'I'm Still Here' trailer hits web
August 17th, 2010
05:21 PM ET

Joaquin Phoenix 'I'm Still Here' trailer hits web

As word spread that Joaquin Phoenix’s film, “I’m Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix," depicted the former actor exhibiting some oddball behavior, many began to question if the movie was a true documentary or just one really elaborate joke.

The trailer cleverly evades that question, answering nothing other than perhaps a personal query of whether or not one wants to trek to watch the entire film.

According to the trailer, Phoenix realized that he is akin to “drops of water," on top of the mountain of success.  (Stay with us.)

It seems that one day, began sliding down that mountain of success, as the trailer's narrator tells us, and also becomes aware that he, as a "mountaintop water drop," didn’t belong with all the other water drops chilling in the valleys and rivers.

Perhaps it was at that point of realization that Phoenix began the “lost year” chronicled in “I’m Still Here,” directed by Casey Affleck. Phoenix is reportedly defecated on during the course of the film, but the trailer isn’t showing any of that, lucky for us.

Instead, you will feel compelled to watch, re-watch and then re-watch again the minute long teaser trailer, just to see Phoenix pace distractedly, hug it out with P. Diddy and live his life as a mountaintop water drop, evaporating into the heavens.

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  1. asta

    bollywood movies online and free

    October 10, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Victor


    Younan probably needs as much psychological help as Mr. Phoenix.

    August 18, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociates Inc, Int'l Intst'r

    and actually the real jewish religion that developed from ancient areas of phoenician spoke lebanese like we did, there are still a lot of them around. they didn't speak a yiddish which isn't middle eastern or egyptian type of arabic and such. theresa noelle younan

    August 18, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociatesInc,

    because you people keep trying to make my brain work and many products you're mind instead,, so how could any of you be sane if you keepstanding up and running off the mouth to say and do what i said and did prior to you by years in many cases. theresa noelle younan ymma-iii

    August 18, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociatesInc, Int'l Intst'r

    you bunch of con liars can't even discover your own sanity which you pretend i never had and shouldn't have by constant poison and other crime. theresa noelle younan. even though you took almost most of your important intelligence from me. lord spirit madonna monarch.

    August 18, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociatesInc, Int'l Intst'r

    why do you block important comments – you're trying to sabotage truths and witness verification etc. stop blocking my comments i told. the history wap/britsh game of saying what's his ugly face discovered america garbage just can't be said. america was inhabited already – it couldn't be discovered -it was already lived on and discovered from creation. that's why i reiterate i/us the ancient phoenicians -originally lebanon rule werefirst to visit ! america. there is lots of proof of that. theresa noelle younan ymma-iii

    August 18, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociatesInc,Int'l Intst'r

    also they especially named a province in the country yunnan province but that was secret crime service games to claim themselves as me(and us) theresa noelle younan, plus other evidence of secrecy and open conspiracies

    August 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociatesInc, Int'l Intst'r

    you know the china orient rule area was never a starving country area, they always had lots of food and they practiced starvation torture intimidation and game playing on our country and here as well. they directly starvation medically tortured my father and mother to death – the chinese themselves are guilty of it and they stuck their assault practices in our face. that's why i want 20 nuclear bombs on the chinese country. because i beleive their secretly pulling the dirty strings behind all the other dirty strings. theresa noelle younan ymma-iii

    August 18, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Shirley Arms

    He did deserve an Oscar for Walk The Line. He was every bit as good as Reese or better,havin learned
    the guitar, etc. All she did was plunk her instrument half a minute.

    August 18, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. KEVIN


    August 18, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  11. Nan

    uh....WHAT? You lost me at the top of the mountain.

    August 18, 2010 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. dave

    he seems self absorbed and being eccentric for being eccentric. like a mix of Vincent Gallo and Andy Kaufman. oh, when is he releasing his rap record?

    August 18, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  13. berucem

    this reminds me of Andy Kaufman. for those who don't know, look him up

    August 18, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  14. Mezzo

    I think he's just "acting out" his life and trying to make some kind of impression on the world. He hasn't been the same since the Oscar passed him by for Best Actor in Walk the Line. He was fabulous and should have been awarded the grand prize!

    August 18, 2010 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  15. james

    Dont shave...we can re-do The Fly again.

    August 18, 2010 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  16. boring yawn.

    yawn. he bores me. and so does the media attention he gets. oh yeah, yawn again.

    August 18, 2010 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
  17. tootyfrooty

    Well, since he's still here, somebody delouse him.

    August 18, 2010 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  18. David

    Who cares, and who is casey affleck.

    August 18, 2010 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Another genius who asks "who cares?" yet clicks on the article, logs on, and takes the time to write a comment.

      August 18, 2010 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      amazing, isn't it, John? As if anyone believes their 'I don't care" crap.

      August 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  19. christie zito

    Ahhh Joaquin, Nevermind the dribble! Do your thing man and will be watchin for your next "A" performance! lots of Love, Christie Zito

    August 17, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Elizabeth

    We love the Joaquin stash alright now- we love the Martha stash- we smoke it- we roll in it – we trip on it- my dogs lovin it- we love to act a spy code like in the stores to pick up word from the man-right- we give it all up to the man- laugh at your self – you know it all good now- we like to mess with you and you all freaked out man- like a scared girl child in the bathroom locked up tight crying. out. 😉

    August 17, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Dave

    I completely agree with Younan, but I KNOW the glove fit.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Jackie

    What's all this drivel about Joe Simpson, Jewish lovers, Martha Stewart, burned down graves in forests, Nicole, pet stores, Queen Elizabeth, yadda, yadda, yadda? Did everyone get into Joaquin's stash, is this a thread for conspiracy theorists or were you all several sandwiches short of a picnic at birth?

    August 17, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Jackie

    His parents were flower children. Maybe mom and dad's genes were so saturated with drugs, they penetrated their kids' DNA. I'm not putting down hippies–they were more fun to be around than today's dog-eat-dog Social Darwinists.

    I don't think Joaquin is hurting anyone but himself, but I wish he hadn't become a joke. I assume there's some point to this farce, but 21st century movie goers won't get it. The world isn't ready for another Beat Generation.

    August 17, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  24. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociatesInc, Int'l Intst'r

    i'm wondering still if nicole was even joe simpson's ex wife, because i don't remember knews that they separated or divorced before that time. theresa noelle younan . (? also i'm still not sure of his first name being joe)

    August 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  25. sweetchuck

    I have no idea what Younan is talking about, but I am strangely transfixed by his weird gibberish.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Younan

    that was joe simpson suspected his wife nicole and i forget the lover's name. i suspect martha stupid stewart is also to blame for many polish teenage girls killed in canada, one immigrant that went missing in toronto, and one run over in amherstburg on purpose near windsor after numerous efforts to run me over too. theresa noelle younan ymma-iii.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  27. pockets

    People just simply do not care, it is so contrived that it lacks "anything". Its really all very sad that a human would waste his life thinking that what he is doing is 'creative', he is a fool that is wasting good oxygen.

    August 17, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  28. joe

    I believe the operative word in the article is "evaporating"..........

    August 17, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Marie

    @Younan MarketingAndManagementAssociates Inc, Int'l Intst'r


    August 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  30. ray kamaitis

    just like he appeared on d. letterman/ a total idiot/moron/a.h./should i continue/?

    August 17, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Eric Nicolas

    The only question is: is this the result of bad drugs, or really good drugs?

    August 17, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  32. VibeCat

    Just from what is described here, I completely "lost" interest and he can stay "lost" for a few more years. Basically, I say no thanks and who cares about his lost year? Sounds like he's overly self-absorbed feeling a bit too self-important.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  33. vic baron

    how about.... who really cares.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  34. SpiritbearNY

    Watch it here: Copy/paste into your browser. CNN no longer allows links in posts due to spammers.

    August 17, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Brett

    How about a link to the video? Let's go... jesus.

    August 17, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |

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