This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
In short, “Joker” is a film about delusion.
It's also about mental illness, severe depression, loneliness, tensions between rich and poor, and ultimately what happens to vulnerable people in a society where neoliberalism is taking over. When you cut public services, bad things happen.
One of these vulnerable persons is Arthur Fleck, a tortured soul who finds happiness in entertaining children as a clown and watching the late show with his mother. When Arthur loses his job and his dignity,…