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Hot Take: Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot | Movie Hot Take
Hot Take: A dark, honest look at the life of alcoholic turned paraplegic cartoonist John Callahan from Gus Van Sant featuring a stellar performance from Joaquin Phoenix. Okay, so that's not much of a Hot Take. Walking into Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot cold, I knew nothing of what the movie was about. Surprisingly, I quickly learned it was about cartoonist John Callahan with whom I was actually familiar with for in a previous phase of spending lots of time at the book store, I happened to pick up one of his collections of cartoons. I knew nothing of Callahan at the time other than his artwork was crude and his wit was dark but sharp and hilarious. The cover of "Do What He Says! He's Crazy!!!" features a man holding a gun to a hand puppet as three cops stare on outside of a Hand Puppet store with a broken glass window. Learning that Callahan was paralyzed due to a horrible car accident during his years as an alcoholic added some color to his life and choice of humor. Played by