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Joaquin Phoenix Might Star in Ari Aster's "Beau Is Afraid"



Joaquin Phoenix's next project appears to be Ari Aster's follow up to Midsommar, the surrealist horror Beau is Afraid.

The synopsis: An anxious man learns of the death of his mother under mysterious circumstances and upon traveling home makes an alarming discovery about his past. During his journey, he runs into various crazy supernatural threats.

The film appears to be based on Aster's short film "Beau." The script has also already leaked.

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Tags: casting / auditions, film - horror, film - in development, film - suspense / thriller, joaquin phoenix
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You had me at supernatural 👻
This sounds fun, will definitely watch.
I read "Beau is a fraud" so i thought he was calling Ari Aster a fraud.
Oh lmao just saw it didn't!
I still haven’t worked myself up to see Hereditary so I’m not sure I will end up seeing this but I WANT to 😹
Hope the cast is more diverse this time.
I don't really like Joaquin, for some reason I associate him with Casey Affleck and my little lizard brain can't get past that, but I'll probably be watching
He was adorable in Space Camp (his first movie role) so I always associate him with that lol
He should be associated with Casey affleck considering what he participated in.
What did he participate in? I just realized that I didn't just make up that connection between them and they actually did make a movie together, I just had never heard of it before

kjendis5

2 months ago

saintlys

2 months ago

Casey Affleck was married to Joaquin's sister

saintlys

2 months ago

After Hereditary and Midsommar, I’ll watch anything from Ari Aster.
I wonder what sort of head trauma will be in this one...
Ari Aster is a guy?
Yeah, and I remember him saying that Midsommar was based on a break up of his and people commenting that he was very smart to swap the genders because if Florence’s chara was a man the movie just wouldn’t be well received
huh, interesting.

joyfuls

November 22 2020, 00:00:07 UTC 2 months ago Edited:  November 22 2020, 00:06:26 UTC

I read a lot of comments talking about how awful her boyfriend was and he wasn't actually that terrible. He definitely was not a good person, but I don't think he deserved to get drugged, then raped and then burned alive in a fire.

As someone who has been best friends with someone who was going through a depressive crisis, it's mentally exhausting having to listen to their rants and support them 24/7. I hope I don't sound like a bad friend, but maybe I am. I just don't think it's right to constantly subject someone to all your negative thoughts. Of course, I do think it's perfectly valid for Florence's character to be in that condition. Her family died in the most horrific way. I just think both her and her bf's feelings are valid.

alcyone10

2 months ago

joyfuls

2 months ago

alcyone10

2 months ago

People have been treating Ari Aster like a gift to horror but I don't buy into the hype. Midsommar was beautiful visually but very pretentious and ridiculous at times, like when the cult guy tells them that they outsource when the gene pool gets too small and they have no reaction at all, seriously?
I actually think the best part of midsommar is the opening where they set up her shitty relationship and show her family problems. I liked it, I don't love it.

Now Hereditary... That one I love and he gets all the good will from me for that. I'll be seeing this one too.
I thought Midsommar was absolutely dreadful but Hereditary, on the other hand, was amazing. So I'm torn about this.
I thought Midsommar was well made but I got zero enjoyment out of it; and yes, it was somewhat predictable. But generally too unpleasant, and that right from the start with her parents and sister.
Hereditary was well acted, but besides a few shock scenes, I thought it was bad. Too much tell and not show, too many info dumps via the gran’s neighbor/friend whatever she was
Same. I liked parts of Midsommar but overall left the theatre like oh ok. But Hereditary had me thinking about it for the next few nights, he earned his hype with that one.
MEEEEE, i stan hereditary but did not enjoy midsommar
I find both him and Robert Eggers gifts to american horror. Firstly for making iconic "female anger" movies with female leads that won't rely on physically torturing them. For bringing back tropes/subjects that were forgotten by mainstream horror until now: witches, cults, sea fables/mermaids etc. For focusing on atmosphere/dread and not so much on jumpscares.
Americans were getting too comfortable with the good old "haunted house" or "revenge tale (that involves rape)" horror, with creepy faces appearing quickly at the screen while a violin gets louder. IMO A24 and these two directors are forcing people to get creative with their horror.

I DO agree with you that Ari Aster is pretentious, and I'll always prefer a tale like The VVitch over Hereditary/Midsommar. However, I still like the way he does horror, and find him very creative. He just needs to get better at a couple of things (representation being one of them).
He's a gift that keeps on giving.
i haven't watched hereditary but i wasn't impressed with midsommar
lol im so glad im not alone in this,m so unimpressed he reminds me of lars von trier, who i also hate.
I don't remember the movie that well, but weren't several of the characters anthropologists trying to research this group? As someone studying a related subject, I'd just nod politely if an informant told me that

acidosaur

2 months ago

I mean their lack of a reaction was literally a plotline in the movie and is addressed multiple times but go off lol
wait, hold up...THAT is Ari Aster? I always thought he would be some dark brooding sinister mother fucker all slouching and shit. He looks so huggable.
I thought he said he was taking a break from horror to make a comedy.
Apparently this is supposed to be a horror comedy 🤷🏽‍♀️
Midsommar in a way was a horror comedy.
Even Hereditary has some funny moments too, so maybe his definition of comedy IS horror comedy
i saw it in a theater the night it came out and the audience response was so fun -- laughing at all the stupid things the guys would say or do and cheering dani when she chose to let her bf die, etc. i feel like the dialogue was super comedic but maybe best experienced as such in a crowded theater.
I really like Joaquin as an actor so I'm here for this.

Has anyone seen You were never really here? Recently read the book but I want to know if the film is ok (trigger wise) before I give it a shot.
i saw it in theaters, I had no idea what I was walking into so it was a bit of a shock. If I had known what it was about I wouldn't have watched it.
Is it too graphic?

echotango23

2 months ago

I saw it and had no idea going in what it was about or what to expect. After seeing it and Joker I would say both are very similar. Very dark, depressing, with really nothing of value contributed imo.

ginainabottle

2 months ago

I watched it earlier this year and loved it.
that movie fucked me up. i was in a daze for like two hours after seeing it. a matinee was a bad choice.
I thought it was brilliant. Lynne Ramsay of We Need to Talk about Kevin directed it and you could tell it wasn't a man who directed it. If only she had done the Joker tbh
I don’t really like Joaquin for some reason but I’m here for Ari

love ari but i read the script when it leaked months ago and nnnnnn i wasn't a big fan :(
Abuse?
Do you have a copy? I really want to read it but can’t find it anywhere
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