I find that Gus Van Sant’s more recent movies tend to be unwieldy; this is no different. It’s a steady march through the accident that left John Callahan a paraplegic and his sobriety journey. The performances are great,* but the narrative meanders in a way that inspired me to watch some of this with my eyes closed.
Where watched: Hollywood Theater with S. North
Also consider watching: Thanks for Sharing, The Fighter
*Joaquin Phoenix is remarkable for how much his physicality transforms from role to role. Compare this with his Johnny Cash in Walk the Line and Freddie Quell in The Master.
3 thoughts on “Three sentence movie reviews: Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot”
I am appreciating the wig/hair game going on in the poster. The actors look quite transformed. I agree that JP really gives himself over physically to a role.
Well, there’s 5 old and 5 new posts commented upon for the day. I was hoping to break into May on the older posts, but no luck there. I’m at April 30, so almost there!
I hope your Friday is fab! I’ll be back on Monday for my 5 and 5! 🙂 It is so fu to see what you’ve been up to this spring/summer!