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

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

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

Gus Van Sant (Milk) directs fellow Academy Award nominees Joaquin Phoenix (The Master), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Rooney Mara (Carol) in this uplifting biopic on Portlandian artist John Callahan.

"John Callahan has a lust for life, a knack for off-colour jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, John wakes up to the reality of being confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. In his journey back from rock bottom, his honesty and wicked sense of humour turn out to be his saving grace, as he makes friends with an oddball AA group, finds that love is not beyond his reach, and develops a talent for drawing irreverent and sometimes shocking cartoons." (Sundance Film Festival)

2018Rating: M, Sex scenes, offensive language & nudity114 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
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Vulture

Vulture

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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.

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Variety

Variety

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A life-affirming sweet-and-sour concoction ...

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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Hill is good, finding a sincere wavelength for his role which doesn't push Donnie at us too mockingly: he's this film's equivalent of Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting.

3.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Van Sant pays tribute to the restorative power of faith, discipline and perseverance, but he also resists the temptation to follow these themes into an overly pat or complacent groove.

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Independent

Independent

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Mara is an actress who deserves far more than to be arm candy.

2.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Collider

Collider

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Despite strong performances from Phoenix and Hill, Don't Worry can't out run its deluge of clichés.

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Some great actors rolled into a decent movie. Joaquin Phoenix is fantastic in these "based on true life" stories. He's fantastic everywhere he goes. The humour amongst the darkness showed there was light at the end of the tunnel. I highly recommend this for something against the norm, you'll leave laughing.

4.0
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Very interesting quite moving also funny in an ironic sense. It shows the strength of individuals who can from the depths of disappear caused mainly by self abuse, the human spirit can rise over all challenges. Some may find a bit slow (my wife was one)….but the mix of humour keeps it moving a long.

4.0
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Slow to start but increasingly engrossing as the main character began his journey through his problem filled life.Imbued with enough humour and quirkiness to stop it becoming saccharine ,the performances were excellent and real.

4.0
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Our hero is a bit of a drunken everyman whose life gets crappier when a (drunken) car crash leaves him a paraplegic. We then take a slightly quirky but fairly standard ride-along to his AA meetings and new life in which we wish him well as he slowly gets his sh!t together through the medium of cartooning - these are good too in an edgy Far Side kind of way....

4.0
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Movies with characters who are disabled usually scream 'Oscar-Click-bait' - for all the wrong reasons.but in this finely nuanced biography of cartoonist John Callaghan, Joaquin Phoenix and a career-best from perennial sideman Jonah Hill illuminate this story with absolute understatement and distinction. Not too bitter, non too sweet, the realistically...

5.0
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Really enjoyed this one. Nice Balance of Bio with Comedy.

3.0
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nice ensemble cast, well told story of redemption pity the childhood was only seen in very very brief flashback - that could have been filled out a bit more

3.0
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Some scenes felt phoney and Rooney Mara was underused but apart from that I really liked this. Phoenix is fast becoming my favourite actor. Jack Black and Jonah Hill both prove they’ve got some chops. Top tier Van Sant IMO.

4.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

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.

0
Variety

Variety

press

A life-affirming sweet-and-sour concoction ...

0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Hill is good, finding a sincere wavelength for his role which doesn't push Donnie at us too mockingly: he's this film's equivalent of Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Van Sant pays tribute to the restorative power of faith, discipline and perseverance, but he also resists the temptation to follow these themes into an overly pat or complacent groove.

0
Independent

Independent

press

Mara is an actress who deserves far more than to be arm candy.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Collider

Collider

press

Despite strong performances from Phoenix and Hill, Don't Worry can't out run its deluge of clichés.

0

Some great actors rolled into a decent movie. Joaquin Phoenix is fantastic in these "based on true life" stories. He's fantastic everywhere he goes. The humour amongst the darkness showed there was light at the end of the tunnel. I highly recommend this for something against the norm, you'll leave laughing.

4.0
0

Very interesting quite moving also funny in an ironic sense. It shows the strength of individuals who can from the depths of disappear caused mainly by self abuse, the human spirit can rise over all challenges. Some may find a bit slow (my wife was one)….but the mix of humour keeps it moving a long.

4.0
0

Slow to start but increasingly engrossing as the main character began his journey through his problem filled life.Imbued with enough humour and quirkiness to stop it becoming saccharine ,the performances were excellent and real.

4.0
0

Our hero is a bit of a drunken everyman whose life gets crappier when a (drunken) car crash leaves him a paraplegic. We then take a slightly quirky but fairly standard ride-along to his AA meetings and new life in which we wish him well as he slowly gets his sh!t together through the medium of cartooning - these are good too in an edgy Far Side kind of...

4.0
0

Movies with characters who are disabled usually scream 'Oscar-Click-bait' - for all the wrong reasons.but in this finely nuanced biography of cartoonist John Callaghan, Joaquin Phoenix and a career-best from perennial sideman Jonah Hill illuminate this story with absolute understatement and distinction. Not too bitter, non too sweet, the realistically...

5.0
0

Really enjoyed this one. Nice Balance of Bio with Comedy.

3.0
0

nice ensemble cast, well told story of redemption pity the childhood was only seen in very very brief flashback - that could have been filled out a bit more

3.0
0

Some scenes felt phoney and Rooney Mara was underused but apart from that I really liked this. Phoenix is fast becoming my favourite actor. Jack Black and Jonah Hill both prove they’ve got some chops. Top tier Van Sant IMO.

4.0
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