John Callahan 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 Annu (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor Donny (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 Gus Van Sant.
A One Films Estonia OÜ
Gus Van Sant
Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black