Starring Joaquin Phoenix, directed by Casey Affleck, the movie was at first thought to be a documentary but proved to be something else.. Besides the material below, the DVD/BD announcement included a quote from Entertainment Weekly calling it "riveting, unflinchingly honest, scary, artful and fascinating. Grade A-" That's a cobbling together of several comments from the review, at least one of which is paraphrased (the review refers to "unflinching honesty"), which you can read in its entirety here. You can also read reviewer Owen Gleiberman's subsequent reaction to the hoax revelation here.
The official word: A raw documentary on Joaquin Phoenix's alleged career transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper is detailed in the captivating documentary. With unprecedented access, the film chronicles the lost year of Phoenix's life from his infamous appearance on the "Late Show With David Letterman" to wild artwork postings across the country by Shepard Fairey. Sometimes funny and sometimes shocking, the film is a portrait of an artist at a crossroads. Defying expectations, it deftly explores notions of courage and creative reinvention, as well as the ramifications of a life spent in the public eye.
The SRP is $26.98 for DVD and $29.98 for Blu-ray.