Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot JamieA'S REVIEW
Mawkishness-free tale from Van Sant hits the right notes...
BY JamieA nobody
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 depicted Eighties era sets the tone for one man's battle for the answers to his life's quest(ions).
If you normally avoid these types of movies, then reset your attitude - this excellent film reminds us of the talent both behind and onscreen, but rewards you with one of the best acted films this year. Highly recommended.