On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
Directed by the two-time Oscar nominee Gus Van Sant (“Good Will Hunting”, “Milk”), this is the real life story of newspaper cartoonist John Callahan (portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix). Struggling with a drinking problem, Callahan hits bottom after a life-changing car accident leaves him paralyzed. However, even this unfortunate event doesn’t make him stop alcohol, until his girlfriend Annu (Rooney Mara) and inspiring sponsor Donny (Jonah Hill) convince him to enter treatment. A touching story of finding your purpose and cherishing life even when you are living your darkest nightmare. Critics praise Joaquin Phoenix’s acting as one of the best performances he has made in his career. That’s not all, Jonah Hill will surprise you by revealing a side of him you never thought exist.