Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot – This movie is based on the real story of cartoonist John Callahan who died in 2010, although with the expected artistic licence to treat some of the events. The celebrated director Gus Van Sant approaches the subject keeping a delicate balance between some of the most comedic aspects of the story, the dramatic ones –certainly the circumstances that led to, and the accident itself that resulted in Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) ending up a quadriplegic, and the romance. Indeed the latter, involving Callahan’s relation with the beautiful Swede Annu (Rooney Mara), is the least developed, perhaps because of some apprehension on the part of Van Sant, to indulge in a Hollywood-style treatment of the topic.
In any case, the result is a film of solid dramatic…
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