Thursday, November 22, 2018

Review of Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Sort of biopic of cartoonist John Callahan, who was an alcoholic and paraplegic as a result of a drunk-driving accident. A narrative structure that involves lots of flashbacks and flash-forwards to make interesting what would otherwise be a bit plodding, but there's lots of genuine pathos and quite a bit of disabled/paraplegic sex - although Callahan doesn't seem very likable lots of people seem to like him. I didn't even like his cartoons that much - a bit racist and sexist some of the time, and lots of fairly vicious jokes about disabled people, which of course were OK coming from him because...

AA is the real hero - and it does make it clear that AA is a religious organisation, despite some  affectionate jokes about Christianity.

Watched on Amazon Prime.

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