In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.
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Arthur Fleck works as a clown and is an aspiring stand-up comic. He has mental health issues, part of which involves uncontrollable laughter. Times are tough and, due to his issues and occupation, Arthur has an even worse time than most. Over time these issues bear down on him, shaping his actions, making him ultimately take on the persona he is more known as...Joker.Written by
The closest thing the film has to an antagonist (apart from Thomas Wayne) is Murray, who is a late night comedy show host. Late night comedians pretty much make a living off ridiculing and humiliating others, so some people see it as Laser-Guided Karma when a late night comedian gets comeuppance at the hands of the very person they ridiculed. Ironically, at the same time the film was released Todd Phillips himself had made an infamous statement complaining that no one can write good comedy anymore because too many people feel insulted. See more »
When Joker is dancing on the stairs he throws his cigar. Then when the cops arrive at the top of the stairs we see him blowing smoke from the same cigar. Then the cigar is gone again. See more »
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The DC Comics logo appears at the end of this film, marking it as a standalone tale. See more »
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As a viewer that actually went to TIFF and witnessed this film and didn't want to believe the hype, it is an absolute MASTERPIECE and Phoenix is a certified legend.
I was a person that saw all the hype and claims of masterpiece as overreacting and overblown excitement for another Joker based film. I thought this looked solid at best and even a bit too pretentious in the trailer, but in here to say I was incredibly wrong. This is a massive achievement of cinema that's extremely rare in a day and age of cgi nonsense and reboots. While this is somewhat of a reboot of sorts, the standalone origin tale is impeccable from start to finish and echoes resemblance to the best joker origin comics from the past. Joaquin bleeds, sweats, and cries his every drop into this magnificently dedicated performance. Heath Ledger would be proud. This is undoubtedly the greatest acting performance since Heath's joker. The directing and writing is slickly brilliant and the bleak settings and tones are palpable throughout. When this film was over the place was blown away and every audience member was awestruck that they witnessed a film that could still transport them into a character's world and very existence. Believe the hype. This is going to be revered as a transcending masterpiece of cinema.
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