Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot

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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.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 Callahans autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar nominee Gus Van Sant."The film sings with creativity and a feel-good '70s vibe and some fantastic dark humour. ★★★ Chicago Sun TimesDirector: Gus Van SantCast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack BlackRun time: 1 hour 54 mins

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