MUN Cinema Series: Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot
Thursday, Oct. 11, 7-9 p.m.
Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre, Avalon Mall
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (USA 2018) 114 min. Directed by Gus Van Sant. With Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black et al. Van Sant’s movies are perfectly made for a cinema series like ours and we have shown just about all of his smart productions. The subject of the title is graphic artist John Callaghan who penned a 1989 memoire about his life as an adult quadriplegic. Reliably intense, Joaquin Phoenix plays the role of this alcoholic maverick with his usual credibility, transforming himself into a wheel-chair bound rascal who rages against the dying of his power. It’s a dark, comic look at life in the slow lane, enhanced by fine performances and a vibrant score that rises and falls with the character’s misadventures.
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