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

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John Callahan has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic 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 an international 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 (R) nominee Gus Van Sant. Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon also star.

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Joaquin Phoenix
as John Callahan
Jonah Hill
as Donnie
Jack Black
as Dexter
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Critic Reviews for Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (6)

Van Sant's film is fascinating for many reasons.

February 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The movie falls short of deep insights, but its most prominent qualities - scrappy, ephemeral, a little bit lewd - mirror the chief attributes of Callahan's endearing work.

January 22, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Phoenix tends to get lost in his parts, which can lead him (along with his films) astray. But when his high-wire emotional arc suits the movie, there are few who can touch him.

January 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Don't Worry isn't some tearfully inspirational tribute to Callahan's triumph over his disability. It's a tearfully inspirational tribute to his triumph over alcoholism.

January 21, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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A life-affirming sweet-and-sour concoction ...

January 20, 2018 | Full Review…

This unwieldy but consistently enjoyable portrait of paraplegic local hero John Callahan is notable for its generosity of spirit and gentleness.

January 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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