This is an odd very very odd film. Joaquin Phoenix plays Freddie Quill a Ex-Navy man who is trying to find something to do after the War is over in 1950. 1st off he is bat shit crazy. He humps on and finger bangs a woman made out of sand that some of his Navy buddies made on the beach. He beats the shit out of some guy he was taking a picture of for no reason. I can only guess he had some type of PTSD because of the war, but he later explains that his mother was in a loony bin so who knows. I can't really say what this movie is about. It's not really about anything at all. A man trying to find himself? I guess. A man trying to fix someone? I guess. A buddy film? Hardly. This film wasn't about a damn thing. I think you just have to look at it as a chapter in a man's life and that's it. Joaquin Phoenix gives a GREAT performance of a complete crazy person though so that's something I guess.