Directed by Gus Van Sant, who brought us notable movies like To Die For, Milk, The Sea of Trees, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot is based on a true story. The movie follows Joaquin Phoenix, a Van Sant alumni, as he performs John Callahan lust for life with a quirky knack for off-color jokes and an obvious drinking problem.
The tragedy begins with an all-night bender and ends in a catastrophic car accident. John wakes up to the reality of being confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
The movie is his journey back from rock bottom, his honesty and wicked sense of humor turn out to be his saving grace. He builds friends with an oddball AA group while finding out that love is not beyond his reach. He develops a talent for drawing irreverent and sometimes shocking cartoons that bring him notoriety.
The movie is brought to us by Amazon Studios, which means I am a Prime member and will be able to see it as soon as it leaves the movie theaters. I look forward to taking a peek at the acting chops of some fine actors in this movie including Rooney Mara, Jack Black, and Jonah Hill.
Check out the trailer and notice both Jack Black and Jonah Hill are taking a serious turn in this poignant story.