C'mon C'mon

C'mon C'mon ★★★★

Darling meditation on how children and adults relate, a patient ode to caregivers, mutual kindness and human connection, how it’s okay not to be okay, imbued with real interviews that sting of truth. Childhood is often considered a carefree period, but it’s also full of sensitivity to your surroundings, wonder at the world and turbulences of your environment, Mike Mills covering this with a tender interest that you seldom see from a child’s outlook in film. Woody Norman is a bolt of electricity, exploding with talent and wisdom, bringing Noah Jupe’s turn in Honey Boy to mind, marginally outshining a brilliantly restrained and relatable Joaquin Phoenix. C’mon C’mon’s comforting intimacy feels like a warm hug therapy session, where perspective and perseverance are everything. Thoughtful, hopeful and buoyant, yet wildly realistic. It may not change your world, but it’ll likely make you feel better about living in it

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