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929 Ratings

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Directed by Gus Van Sant
United States, 2018
Drama

Synopsis

After nearly losing his life in an accident, Portland alcoholic John Callahan is now in a wheelchair, and still drinking. When he reluctantly enters treatment—encouraged by his girlfriend and a charismatic sponsor—Callahan starts drawing irreverent cartoons that develop a national following.

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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Directed by Gus Van Sant
A film whose title perfectly encapsulates its gentle, crass jokiness—a tone that comes as a relief considering the severity of the subject matter. . . . With its inspirational arc and straightforward visual style, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is one of Van Sant’s more conventional movies, and yet it’s weirdly the best showcase for his gifts in a while: He plays the notes, and the result is music.
July 13, 2018
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The cartoons are treasured for their crudeness, their gleeful lack of polish, which might be a definition of Phoenix himself. One of our most unpredictable actors, baroque, tortured, menacing, sometimes repellent and thrilling at the same time, he is never at ease in his skin and often makes us uneasy in our own.
July 03, 2018
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Van Sant’s film is fascinating for many reasons. To begin with, there’s the concept. . . . There’s an understated experimentation at play in “Don’t Worry”: its tonal messiness, and its matter-of-fact scene-to-scene ellipses, become chief virtues in what feels at times like a refreshing response to traditional triumphal arcs.
February 22, 2018
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