What a great movie.
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.
This is based on real events and is a wonderful movie. Joaquin Phoenix is known for thrown himself into roles and this is an example of just that. He shows his versatility by portraying a man who through some fault of his own and some not, finds himself in a wheel chair. He fights this outcome and in the process finds himself. It is sometimes difficult to watch, but I could not turn away.
Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black turn in wodnerufl supporting actor roles. This movie is not kid friendly, and maybe not a date night movie. Sheryl and I loved it but it may be great an established couple.
Some cool facts
Robin Williams was originally cast in the lead
Link to IMBD site.
4 out of 5 test strips