John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment -with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) -Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop an international following and grant him a new lease on life.
Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan's autobiography and directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Gus Van Sant (GOOD WILL HUNTING, MILK).
Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara
Gus Van Sant
John Callahan (based on the book by), John Callahan (story by), Gus Van Sant (screenplay by)
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