Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed by Todd Phillips.
Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 released the trailer:
JOKER - Final Trailer - Now Playing In Theaters.
In 1981, party clown, social outsider and aspiring stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck lives with his mother, Penny, in Gotham City. Gotham's class society is rife with crime and unemployment, leaving segments of the population disenfranchised and impoverished. Arthur suffers from a medical disorder that causes him to laugh at inappropriate times, and depends on social services for medication. After a gang of delinquents attacks Arthur in an alley, his co-worker, Randall, gives him a gun for protection. Arthur meets his neighbor, single mother Sophie Dumond, and invites her to his upcoming stand-up comedy show at a nightclub. While entertaining at a children's hospital, Arthur's gun falls out of his pocket. Randall lies that Arthur bought the gun himself and Arthur is fired by his agent. On the subway, still in his clown makeup, Arthur is beaten by three drunken Wayne Enterprises businessmen who were harassing a female passenger; he shoots two in self-defense and executes the third. The murders are condemned by billionaire mayoral candidate Thomas Wayne, who labels those envious of more successful people as "clowns". Demonstrations against Gotham's rich begin, with protesters donning clown masks in Arthur's image. Funding cuts shutter the social service program, leaving Arthur without medication. Arthur has difficulty delivering jokes for his comedy routine, but nevertheless, receives a standing ovation from the audience. After a date with Sophie, Arthur returns home and intercepts a letter written by Penny to Thomas Wayne, alleging that he is Thomas's illegitimate son, and immediately berates his mother for hiding the truth. At Wayne Manor, Arthur talks to Thomas's young son, Bruce, but flees after a scuffle with butler Alfred Pennyworth. Following a visit from two Gotham City Police Department detectives investigating Arthur's involvement in the train murders, Penny suffers a stroke and is hospitalized. While Arthur stays with his mother in an emergency room, his childhood idol, talk show host Murray Franklin, mocks Arthur on TV by showing clips from the comedy routine on his show.
The film Joker was scheduled to be released on August 31, 2019 (Venice, Venice Film Festival), on October 3, 2019 (Middle East, Italy), on October 4, 2019 (United States, Turkey, United Kingdom, Spain), on October 9, 2019 (France) and on October 10, 2019 (Germany) by Warner Bros. Pictures, Karo Premiere, NOS Audiovisuais, Roadshow Films, Tanweer Alliances, Warner Bros. F.E., HBO Max and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 122 minutes. With a budget of $55 - 70 million, the film grossed over $1.063 billion.
The film had received a "R" rating.
Joker got high rating from critics.
Official website: jokermovie.net
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