Although it may seem to be an odd choice to cast Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash, together with Reese Witherspoon he delivers an astounding performance - including amazing renditions of universally loved Cash-classics. Must watch!
This is another favourite movie of mine. First off the music in this movie is better than the original. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon are sensational. The love story is so good. I felt connected to it since it's based on the true story of Johnny Cash and June Carter. This is Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon's best performance to date.
The best moments in Walk the Line are the plentiful musical sequences, from Cash's initial foray into the Sun Records studio in Memphis, to his nights performing in high school auditoriums alongside the likes of Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, to his landmark concert at Folsom Prison in 1968, where his dangerous, edgy persona was cemented.
The movie is less an uncharted journey than a 2 p.m. bus tour of a music industry legend. But like an expert guide, Mangold shepherds the story with enough grace, energy and skill to make it worthwhile.
My favorite biopic film. It's really great how a biopic could be made into an exploration film about a man suffering from childhood trauma, addiction to alcohol and drugs and a woman who didn't push back from helping a person going through hard times. I can't ever get tired of watching brilliant performances by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.
This is the second time I watch this movie and still it's beautiful. I even more appreciate and adore the life and relationship between Johnny Cash and June Carter and their families, as well as the picture of how destiny works, how you can't avoid it no matter how hard you try. Oh, this movie is based on real story so I am so in love with it. How Johnny has a very bad relationship with his father but still he didn't walk away. I'm not sure I can do that. Standing O for him.
Not to mention his endless love with June. The fact that John died 4 months after she passed away is really really impressive. And 35 years of marriage. Hell, I kinda jealous with their love story haha.
Not only is it the greatest, most evocative filmic depiction of a musician I've ever seen, it's easily one of the top three biopics I have ever seen. With Phoenix and Witherspoon's frighteningly uncanny performances, a superbly thematic script, a brilliant set of images, and an obviously extraordinary musical atmosphere, "Walk The Line" is nothing short of immaculate.
Not all the parts were completely true but they had to keep the movie short enough to keep attention. I think it would be better with the deleted scenes. I still loved it. Music is great, clothes, cars, hair, was very good.some were wondering why Jerry lee Lewis was in there. Jerry was touring with John and they were good friends. John was weaker in the movie than I thought. Movie of my overall review was a fantastic film still deleted scenes would have made it better but it is my favorite movie ever. I'd totally give this movie 20 points if I could. Helped? Email me at **** no negative please
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Walk The Line
The feature clocks for more than 2 hours where the actors and the characters suffer for art that is achingly good and pleasurable to watch but unfortunately it chews off way too much to make the same predictable point that it easily could have quite earlier. James Mangold's brilliant execution and depiction of Johnny Cash clearly displays his love and emotion for him that James doesn't fail to express it in here on any level. Joaquin Phoenix is stunning on his portrayal of Johnny Cash and is supported nicely by Reese Witherspoon throughout the course of the feature. Walk The Line has stellar performance on its side along with brilliant execution, but lacks completely on other factors like gripping screenplay, better editing and a fresh intake on biographies which it had a window to go for.