The Joker

It was my day off and Helen was away for her Ministerial Training, so I wanted to do something. I ended up going to the Everyman cinema to watch The Joker. 

The plot:
Arthur Fleck is a party clown who lives with his mother in the famous Gotham City. Gotham is realistic because like the majority of cities it's high with crime and unemployment, leaving segments of the population disenfranchised and impoverished.

Arthur suffers from a disorder that causes him to laugh at inappropriate times and depends on social services for medications. Society judges Arthur on his outward appearance. I don't want to spoil it for you!

My view:
Joker was brilliant but disturbing. Joaquin takes the Joker to the next level.

The film paints a dark and necessary view of mental health. 

The Joker is a complicated character. His terror is ideological and his motivations are philosophical. However, the point of the film is that Arthur became the Joker because society ignored his condition, so Arthur takes the law into his own hands. 

The film paints a startlingly realistic and sad picture of the perception of people with mental health. Mental Health is uncomfortable, it's awkward and it's something we need to realise is happening everywhere, not just in Gotham City. Last week was 'Mental Health Day' and we hope that we continue to break down the stigma around mental health. All people are loved. 

In the words of the Joker...
'Put on a happy face' 😄😄😄

The reality is people put on a happy face, but are suffering inside. We need to be there for all people. 

Joker is a must see! ★★★★★


  1. Thank you for this, society must see mental health as real.. Must check that film out


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