Gus Van Sant returns to sit in his director’s chair and count money as he lets his formidable cast do all the heavy lifting in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot. And when you have Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black at your disposal, fair enough, I say.
Synopsis: 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® nominee Gus Van Sant. Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto and Kim Gordon also star.