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Release Date: July 13th, 2018

R|1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary
After nearly dying in a car accident, the last thing Oregon slacker John Callahan intends to do is give up alcohol. Encouraged by his girlfriend and a charismatic sponsor, Callahan reluctantly enters a treatment program and discovers that he has a knack for drawing. The budding artist soon finds himself with a new lease on life when his edgy and irreverent newspaper cartoons gain a national and devoted following.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto, Kim Gordon, Udo Kier

Director: Gus Van Sant

Genres: Comedy drama, Biography

Production Co: Iconoclast, Anonymous Content, Big Indie Pictures, Amazon Studios

Distributors: Amazon Studios

Keywords: Fall, Inspiring, 1980s, 1970s, House, Love, Transformation, Girlfriend, Emotional, Temptation, Intense, Friend, Relationships, Witty

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The film is disarming for its sincerity, unalloyed in its positive thinking but unafraid of showing the gruesome details of alcoholism and denial to back up its bromides. show more

  • In a terrific performance that encompasses countless attitudinal, emotional and physical shifts, Joaquin Phoenix eases into the lead role with equal parts raw pain, ironic humor and eventual mellow acceptance. show more

  • The movie radiates considerable compassion, sensitively addressing issues including addiction, recovery and forgiveness. Joaquin Phoenix’s raw, wiry performance never strives for greatness, which only makes it all the more affecting. show more

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