Woody Norman as Jesse and Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny in C’Mon C’Mon | Courtesy of A24
Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix, “Her”) and his young nephew (Woody Norman, “Him”) forge a tenuous but transformational relationship when they are unexpectedly thrown together in this delicate and deeply moving story about the connections between adults and children, the past and the future, from writer-director Mike Mills (”Beginners”).
The filmmaker Mike Mills is also a graphic designer and artist. He is known for Thumbsucker, 20th Century Women and Beginners. He has also made documentaries like Air: Eating, Sleeping, Waiting and Playing, Deformer, and Does Your Soul Have a Cold? As an artist he has held solo exhibitions internationally.
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Gaby Hoffman has a long acting history as she started acting at the age of four with breaks in between. She is the daughter of actors Anthony Herrera and Viva, a Warhol personality. Her childhood was not ordinary, having lived at the Chelsea Hotel until the age of 11. Hoffman and her mother relocated to the Los Angeles area. She is known for films like Uncle Buck, Fields of Dreams, Now and Then and Everyone Says I Love You. Also television series like HBO’s Girls and Prime Video’s Transparent.
The child actor Woody Norman made his debut on television when he appeared in Silent Witness and others like Starz, TheWhite Princess, Troy: Fall Of a City, Poldark and The War of the Wars. Norman has also been in films like The Current War and Bruno. Currently he is working on Last Voyage and next year in Lionsgate Cobweb.
I was connected via Zoom to Gaby Hoffman, Woody Norman and Mike Mills to talk about C’Mon C’Mon.They shared what they took away from the film and what was learned about kids’ perspectives. In addition to Woody Norman giving us a little insight into a young person’s train of thought.
C’Mon C’Mon is now in theater
Source: LRMExclusive, A24