E’ uno straordinario Joaquin Phoenix il protagonista di Don’t worry, He won’t get far on foot, il nuovo film di Gus Va Sant, presentato al Sundance ed in procinto di uscire per Amazon Studios negli Stati Uniti il prossimo 13 luglio.
Il film parte dalla storia versa del cartoonist John Callahan e dall’incidente che lo inchiodò giovanissimo alla sedia a rotelle.
The last day Portland slacker John Callahan is able to walk, he wakes up without a hangover — because he’s still drunk from the night before. That night at a wild party he meets a wisecracking drinking buddy (Jack Black), who insists they leave for an even better party he knows about. But when his new friend dozes off at the wheel, John wakes up confined to a wheelchair with only partial use of his arms. Though he initially has no intention of getting sober, he reluctantly attends a 12-step meeting run by a charismatic and dedicated sponsor named Donnie (Jonah Hill) and reconnects with Annu (Rooney Mara), a therapist he met at the hospital. With their encouragement, John finds that love is not beyond his reach and discovers a hidden talent for drawing, channeling his playful personality into crude, politically incorrect — and often hilarious — cartoons, which develop a national following.
Nel cast ci sono anche Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Jonah Hill.