Put on a happy face.
Joaquin Phoenix is DC Comics villain Joker in this fresh take, set in the early 80s, co-written and directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover). Co-stars Robert De Niro and Deadpool 2's Zazie Beetz. ... More
"Arthur Fleck (Phoenix) ekes out a living as a clown, performing for tourists and children as he dreams of fame as a stand-up comedian like his hero, talk show host Murray Franklin (De Niro). But people never do what Arthur wants them to do, his inner torment eats at him, and his ailing mother keeps harping on everything she is owed by her former employers, the Wayne family. Life is so ugly that you just have to laugh. As Arthur descends into the unhinged killer he must become, Phoenix keeps us on edge as he reveals the soul of a man in crisis. A tentative romance with his neighbour Sophie (Beetz) grows more dangerous with each encounter." (Toronto International Film Festival)Hide