On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.

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Gus Van Sant

Writers:

John Callahan (based on the book by), John Callahan (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joaquin Phoenix ... John Callahan
Jonah Hill ... Donny
Rooney Mara ... Annu
Jack Black ... Dexter
Tony Greenhand ... Tim
Beth Ditto ... Reba
Mark Webber ... Mike
Ronnie Adrian ... Martingale
Kim Gordon ... Corky
Udo Kier ... Hans
Carrie Brownstein ... Suzanne
Ethan Tindukasiri ... Skateboarder #1
Sunny Suljic ... Skateboarder #2
Cree Kawa ... Skateboarder #3
Nolan Gross ... Skateboarder #4

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Storyline

After Portland slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) nearly loses his life in a 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 a national 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.

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Don't just sit there. Do nothing.


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Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, some nudity and alcohol abuse | See all certifications »

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In the scene with the skater kids, Sunny Suljic plays one of the skaters. Sunny went on to play the leading role in Jonah Hill's skateboard-themed directorial debut Mid90s (2018). See more »

Goofs

When he goes to the social worker looking for his mother he says he was born in 1950. Later on in the movie he says he was born in 1951. See more »

Quotes

Donnie: I think there's a very fine line between creating chaos because of the adventure, and creating chaos because of a dependency on it
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Referenced in The Film Review: Episode dated 26 October 2018 (2018) See more »

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Some Of These Days
(1910) (uncredited)
Song Written By Shelton Brooks
Performed By Joan Baez And Bird Whistling By Rich Little
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This film will leave you emotionally satisfied.
11 February 2019 | by alecjameswrightSee all my reviews

I just wrote a review for the first time, for 30 minutes, and my web page shifted. I lost it.

All you need to know is, this film is GREAT. You should watch it.


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$83,339, 15 July 2018

Gross USA:

$1,441,705

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,241,656
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1.85 : 1
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