Joaquin Phoenix definitely deserves an Oscar nomination if not the Oscar. The movie itself was more of a sad movie for me mainly because it was a commentary on our modern society and how we neglect people with serious mental health issues. This particular joker wasn’t necessarily evil, however he was very very troubled and needed help and services, services that he didn’t get such as medication management and therapy. The system failed him, and how many people have you seen, how many homeless people have you seen in Los Angeles and New York who could definitely use services. Remember ,we as a society are judged as how we treat our least powerful members.