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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)

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On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

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Gus Van Sant

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John Callahan (based on the book by), John Callahan (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joaquin Phoenix ... John Callahan
Jonah Hill ... Donny
Rooney Mara ... Annu
Jack Black ... Dexter
Tony Greenhand ... Tim
Beth Ditto ... Reba
Mark Webber ... Mike
Ronnie Adrian ... Martingale
Kim Gordon ... Corky
Udo Kier ... Hans
Carrie Brownstein ... Suzanne
Ethan Tindukasiri ... Skateboarder #1
Sunny Suljic ... Skateboarder #2
Cree Kawa ... Skateboarder #3
Nolan Gross ... Skateboarder #4
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Storyline

After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment - with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) - Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop a national following and grant him a new lease on life. Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan's autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Gus Van Sant. Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon also star.

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Don't just sit there. Do nothing.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, some nudity and alcohol abuse | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,339, 15 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,441,705, 13 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,066,633, 16 August 2018
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie Jonah Hill's character has to take a trip to New York, where he will meet Andy Warhol. In the movie, one of the AA group members is actor Udo Kier, who in real life performed in one of Andy Warhols movies, called Blood for Dracula. See more »

Goofs

John draws a cartoon about a Starbucks appearing in some guy's rectum - the joke being there are Starbucks everywhere, but Starbucks didn't franchise until the 80s and wasn't 'everywhere' until the the 90s/2000s. This film takes place in the late 70s/early 80s. See more »

Quotes

Donnie: Drink water.
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Connections

Featured in The Film Review: Episode dated 26 October 2018 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Maggie's Farm
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Worth to see for Pheonix and Hill
20 February 2018 | by Alexander_BlanchettSee all my reviews

It was a tolerable drama about a alcohol addict who is bound to a wheelchair after a drinking caused car accident. The film shows how he cope with both his addiction and the new situation with the wheelchair. It is also a biopic about artist John Callahan. Joaquin Phoenix wonderfully portrays that troubled character and gives a great performance. He is one of the main reasons why this movie should be seen. Another powerhouse performance he can add to his resume. Jonah Hill also absolutely shines. He has one emotional scene towards the end that once again proves what a great and talented character and drama actor he is. I am glad this talent is noticed after his two Oscar nominations and that he keeps getting those roles. Rooney Mara was a bit wasted. She was lovely and had a lovely character but really not all that much to do in the film. Gus Van Sant delivers most of the time, but the film had too many lengths and I wasnt a fan of the time shifting he used. Still a good film for sure, especially to watch Phoenix and Hill.


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