Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
Director Gus Van Sant takes a dizzying approach to this biopic, using shifting timelines and an anarchic tone to tell Callahan's story, though supporting players like Jack Black and Jonah Hill come out sharpest. In Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, cartoonist John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) recounts his life story. He was abandoned by his mother, raised as an orphan, and began drinking at age 13. He becomes a full-fledged alcoholic, caring more about his next drink than anything else. At a party, he meets Dexter (Black), who promises to take him to an even better party; instead they drive drunk and have an accident that leaves Callahan a quadriplegic, with limited movement in his arms...