About the Film:
Ends Thursday, August 9.
After nearly dying in a car accident, the last thing Oregon slacker John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) 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.
Rooney Mara, Jonah Hill, and Jack Black also star. Directed by Gus Van Sant, based on the book by John Callahan.