Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
Opens July 20, 2018
Joaquin Phoenix gives a transformative performance in Gus Van Sant's sensitive and caustically funny portrait of Portland cartoonist John Callahan who, after a car accident leaves him disabled, uses his sardonic humor and brutal honesty to battle with a lifetime of addiction.
The first third of cartoonist John Callahan's life was far from comical. Given up for adoption in infancy, he was molested by a teacher at age eight, began drinking heavily at 13, and became a quadriplegic at 21 following a horrific car crash. From this misery, however, Callahan discovered a knack for crudely rendered, yet savagely funny, pen-and-ink cartooning, giving him a creative outlet and the catharsis he needed to express the dark, brutally honest emotions bottled up inside him. Filmmaker Gus Van Sant and actor Joaquin Phoenix tell the story of Callahan's journey of redemption from reprobate drunk to sober, successful, politically incorrect cartoonist.
- Director: Gus Van Sant
- Principal Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black
- Country: USA
- Year: 2018
- Running Time: 113 minutes
- Producer: Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar, Steve Golin, Nicolas Lhermitte
- Screenplay: Gus Van Sant
- Cinematographers: Christopher Blauvelt
- Music: Danny Elfman
- Language: English
- Rating: R