Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
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.
Story: It's very simple but honestly that is fine.
Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.
This movie tries so hard to be funny, yet it falls flat every time. Just another example of recycled ideas repackaged with women in an attempt to appeal to a certain audience.
The movie really just wants to entertain people.
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot is a bit slow out of the blocks, but the second half of the film more than makes up for it. It's recommended viewing for mature, discerning moviegoers.
Gus Van Sant's "Don't Worry, He won't get far on foot" is a great telling of about famous cartoonist John Callahan. But this movie follows his journey and his life to getting to becoming a cartooninst. But the movie overall is about this mans life and how crazy and awful it can get at times. (He is a alcohol addicted quadriplegic and it only seems to be getting worse) But the movie shows the how bright and happy it can become too. Joaquin phoenix and Jonah Hill give fantastic performances in the film and the best scenes are when they are together. I saw this movie in a small theater with about 8 other people. This small intimate theater felt perfect for this movie for it felt we were a group being brought together by the movie. We all laugh out loud together and we all cried together. This movie and it's great editing keeps the movie moving at a good pace. Sometimes it can feel slow or have some scenes that seem to go nowhere. But overall I cared for all the characters and opinions even if they were shallow sometimes. This is a great movie (8) that shows one mans life and the obstacles he has to overcome to become happy. Highly recommend.
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 dissection 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. Jonah Hill and the entire group of AA members are all in the same boat. His selfish desire to lead that group of misfits turns him into a selfless man by giving them exactly what they need. Having such a positive impact on these people is very heartwarming to watch. Rooney Mara fits her character like a glove. She was the exact piece of the puzzle that John Callahan needed. Such a good hearted beautiful woman. Makes you very glad to see these people exist. What a story. Very happy to see it on screen.
//Revelation Film Festival Review//Joaquin Phoenix delivers another extraordinary performance bringing to life the true story of John Callahan, a man who finds his calling as a cartoonist following a devastating car accident that left him a quadriplegic. Unfortunately, for all of Phoenix's best efforts, he's let down by a disjointed narrative that jumps all over the place leaving the film feeling jumbled and confused.Compounding the disappointment is the knowledge that it's the first film from veteran indie filmmaker Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk) following his disastrous The Sea of Trees. Despite being made with sincere and genuine intentions, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot seems to been made in the same blender as Van Sant's previous mess. Maybe he's loosing his touch?