Joker is a 2019 American psychological crime thriller film directed by Todd Phillips and produced by Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff.  The screenplay was written by Todd Phillips and Scott Silver and is based on characters developed by DC Comics.

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Rated:  R (movie contains strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images)
Run Time:  2h 2min
Release Date:  October 4, 2019 (USA)
Genre:  Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director:  Todd Phillips
Studio:  Warner Bros. Pictures
Budget:  $70 Million
Box Office:  $1.055 Billion

Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Leigh Gill, Josh Pais, Marc Maron, Douglas Hodge, Dante Pereira-Olson, Sharon Washington, Gary Gulman, Bryan Callen and Justin Theroux.

Joker is the story of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a party clown, social outsider and aspiring stand-up comedian. It’s 1981 and Arthur lives with his mother Penny (Francis Conroy) and suffers from a medical disorder that causes him to laugh at inappropriate times and he depends on social services for medication for his condition.

Worn down by his job, his life and society in general, Arthur slowly loses access to his medications and then his grip on reality. His dream is to be a stand-up comedian and to earn the notice of his hero, late-night talk show host Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro). After getting that notice in the form of public ridicule, Arthur finally snaps. Playing himself with makeup, he fully becomes the Joker.

Movie Quotes

“Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?” – Arthur Fleck 
“How does it feel to have to come here? Does it help to have someone to talk to?” – Social Worker
“I think I felt better when I was locked up in the hospital.” – Arthur Fleck

“All I have are negative thoughts.” – Arthur Fleck

“The worst part of having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don’t.” – Arthur Fleck

Official Movie Trailer

Movie Stars

Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck / Joker

Robert De Niro as Murray Franklin

Zazie Beetz as Sophie Dumond

Frances Conroy as Penny Fleck

Brett Cullen as Thomas Wayne

Bill Camp as Detective Garrity

Glenn Fleshler as Randall

Leigh Gill as Gary

Josh Pais as Hoyt Vaughn

Marc Maron as Gene Ufland

Douglas Hodge as Alfred Pennyworth

Dante Pereira-Olson as Bruce Wayne

Sharon Washington as Social Worker

Gary Gulman as Open Mic Comic

Bryan Callen as HaHa’s Stripper

Justin Theroux as Ethan Chase