Hardship and Humor: A Look at the Life of Cartoonist John Callahan
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black
Running time 1 hour 53 minutes
MPAA rating: R for language throughout, sexual content, some nudity and alcohol abuse
by Stacey Osbeck
Usually a writer-director feels an obligation to his audience, to deliver on the feel good. With Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot it appears Gus Van Sant felt no responsibility to anyone except the late cartoonist, John Callahan, to tell his story genuinely, which lends itself to a very different moviegoing experience.