Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot

Waipa Post - - Cinema Scene -

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 twotime Os­car nom­i­nee Gus Van Sant.

Joaquin Phoenix driv­ing this heart break­ing story gives the au­di­ence such a true sense of the un­bear­able.

The will to over­come the tragedy that had changed his life and the study of the true prob­lem he faces is re­mark­able.

All of the peo­ple that play into his re­cov­ery give him the faith and the strength he needs in or­der to bet­ter him­self.

Beau­ti­fully done.

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