directed by Mike Mills, USA 2021, 110' (English friendly)
Mike Mills’ (Beginners) intimate black-and-white film builds bridges between generations, uplifts and applies plasters to our most painful wounds. Joaquin Phoenix plays a New York journalist who travels across America with a microphone, asking kids and teenagers about their lives, dreams, superpowers and plans for the future. Along the way, the reporter visits his sister (Gaby Hoffmann) who lives in Los Angeles, whom he hasn't spoken to in years and who now needs his help. To help her in taking care of a nine-year-old son (Woody Norman), Johnny takes him to New York. Their trip together turns out to be a lesson in patience, responsibility and simply adulthood, which the journalist has so far avoided.