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

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  113 min.
Release Date: July 20, 2018 - Toronto, Vancouver
DVD: October 9, 2018
DVD: October 23, 2018
VOD: October 2, 2018
Digital: October 2, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 2.43
based on 14 votes and 6 reviews
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Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black


After a day of drinking, alcoholic John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) got in his own car, driving by a man with whom he'd been bar hopping. The car smashed into a utility pole at 90 miles an hour, almost killing John. He came out of it alive, but a quadriplegic. 

As John struggles to give up drinking, his support system includes his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and his zany Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor, Donnie (Jonah Hill). Unable to move, John decides to become a cartoonist after extensive therapy allows him to hold a pen in his right hand. He discovers he has surprising talent, drawing macabre illustrations of everyday life.

Based on the true story of cartoonist John Callahan, and his memoir, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Studio: Elevation Films
Producer(s): Steve Golin, Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Nicolas Lhermitte, Mourad Belkeddar
Screenplay: Gus Van Sant
Official Site: DontWorry.Movie

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  • 1 star "I love Joaquin Phoenix in most things, and he's good in this but the story is all just kind of right there, and he can't make up for Jonah Hill being in this. Everything he does is so damned annoying, why is that guy in movies? If I knew he was in this we wouldn't have even gone."
  • 1 star "Probably would've liked it a but more if Joaquin wasn't in it. Watching him makes my teeth itch."
  • 5 stars "The Screen Actors Guild gives out awards for "ensemble cast," and this film should be a strong contender. Joaquim Phoenix, as the alcoholic quadraplegic who becomes a cartoonist proves once again that, while he may be quirky, he is among America's finest actors. Jonah Hill is exceptional as the wealthy AA sponsor who is able to distract himself from his own issues by mentoring his "piglets." Hill's character helps Callahan (Phoenix) to come to terms with his inner demons through AA's 12 Steps. All of that is quite fascinating and moving. Outstanding acting, a captivating real-life story, dark humor, and the triumph of the human spirit place this film solidly on my favorites list for 2018. Rooney Mara and Jack Black head up the rest of the cast. Don't miss...………gurubob…………………………..96/100"