Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot is afraid to be as subversive as its source material: EW review

In Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, Gus Van Sant attempts to turn what could be a maudlin story about addiction recovery into something as subversive as its source material: the life of fringe cartoonist John Callahan, who became a quadriplegic after getting in a drunken car accident.

It’s an admirable try: Rather than present the story as a predictable linear story about folly and recovery, Van Sant organizes the film thematically instead; we hear Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix, erratic and electric as a stripped wire) tell the same anecdote...

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By: Entertainment Weekly - 6 days ago

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