Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot
Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black
114 mins France, USA 2018, 15A
John Callahan has a drinking problem. After one all day and all night bender he is involved in a catastrophic car accident that leaves him quadriplegic. But he doesn’t want to stop drinking, not yet. Gus Van Sant’s effervescent bio-pic takes you on John’s journey to sobriety, through recover and relapse and towards understanding and self-acceptance. This gem of a film has a narrative punctuated with Callaghan’s irreverent cartoons, black humour, an unconventional timeline and a cast of quirky cohorts. A joyful and unconventional celebration of the recovery process and of life and all its glorious challenges.
Sundance Film Festival 2018
Berlin International Film Festival 2018