Why you should join in!
One day, John wakes up in the hospital paralysed from the chest down after a wild night of partying ended up with Dexter, his newly met comrade (damn you, Jack Black) smashing his car into a lightpost. John Callahan fought alcoholism for most of his life. He also delivered some of the greatest, desperately funny cartoons of the late 20th century. In this comforting biopic, Van Sant goes back and forth between the AA meetings Callahan attends (featuring Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth as a bored suburban wife running down the streets naked), his rehabilitation and his search for his birth mother.