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Walk the Line
Love is a burning thing.
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Based on several books written by the musician himself, Walk the Line tells the story of the famous influential singer Johnny Cash, focusing on his relationship with one of his wives, June Carter. Instead of depicting his entire career as a musician, the director decided to deepen the personal life of the Country singer.
Even though I am not particularly a big fan Country music, I've always liked and admired the famous Johnny Cash, so, watching this film was rather interesting as I got to know a little bit more about his less famous facade, such as his difficult relationship with his father, first wife and his famous partner, June Carter - which is basically the central point of the…
I ignored country music while I was growing up. In the 1960s, I was more tuned in to the "Age of Aquarius" and psychedelics than "Folsom Prison Blues" and amphetamines. It wasn't until I reached 30-something that I started to appreciate the soulfulness of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and, of course, "the man in black," Johnny Cash. So the time period of this biopic, from Cash's youth in Arkansas during WWII to his marriage to June Carter in 1968, covered new ground for me, including his first marriage, his touring with Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison, and his severe addiction to prescription drugs.
Joaquin Phoenix put in an Academy Award level performance as Cash, but it was Reese Witherspoon…
Biopics are one of my favorite genres of films. However unless you get just the right actor to play the person, it can be dead in the water before it even gets going. James Mangold did exactly that when he handed Joaquin Phoenix the role of a lifetime as legendary singer Johnnie Cash.
This musical biopic of one of country musics most enduring performers begins with the story of a young boy who grows into a man full of guilt, anger, and sorrow, before his redemption and the love of his life leads him to greatness. Cash's early life of hardship in Arkansas and his strained relationship with his father seem to have damaged his psyche and self esteem. Constantly…
Performances : 8.1/10
Story : 7.2/10
Production : 6.8/10
Overall : 7.37/10
Solid cast. Every character was well acted, even the smaller roles. It's definitely one of those films that feels longer than it really is, but there were no low points, it was very well paced.
There's nothing groundbreaking going on but it's a fun film, especially for fans of Cash.
Walk the Line is a pretty standard, by-the-numbers but still entertaining biopic that’s mainly saved by two outstanding lead performances. I’ve been on a bit of a Joaquin Phoenix marathon recently, and his take on Johnny Cash is pretty remarkable. He didn’t look much like Cash but you barely notice because of how good he is. Reese Witherspoon is also great. The music is another highlight, especially considering Phoenix didn’t know how to play guitar before the film. The film's length is a problem, I watched the theatrical cut and still thought it was too long.
Rewatched as a new part of my movie collection.
Though many may not think so, I really think that this is one of the best biopics ever. Sure, a little long. But the performances, the writing, and the music all contribute to making this an excellent portrayal of an admirable man's life.
Johnny Cash's devotion to God is very inspirational to myself as a Christian, and the story of his redemption, from heavy drugs to recognition of what joys can be found without their detrimental use.
And as for Joaquin's performance... incredible. Especially in the music, he does a fantastic job of imitating Cash's voice yet adding a somewhat independent sound. In some ways, with certain songs, I enjoy Phoenix's version more than Cash's original.
I'm really glad to add this to my collection, and I'm glad that it's a Collector's Edition (because I flippin' love collector's editions).
a pretty spot-on parody of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.
Joaquin Phoenix does a pretty good Johnny Cash imitation but he really can't sing. he's not hitting the notes and he doesn't do the humming part in Walk The Line either. :(
this movie is also missing pretty much all the interesting parts of his life story.
I think Joaquin Phoenix is one of my favourite actors. No, actually, I know he's one of my favourite actors. He's yet to let me down. Seriously. Every one of his films, or at least the ones I've seen, are utterly and completely mesmerising. Walk The Line is another one of these. It follows the conventional bio-pic storyline, but really, the film is just so well put together and Phoenix and Witherspoon are just so incredible that it doesn't matter one bit.
Por walk the line me hice un poco mas fan de Jonnhy Cash. Muy buena química entre Reese Witherspoon y Joaquin Phoenix.
Amo a Johnny Cash. Amo a Joaquin Phoenix. Y pues eso.
but ain't me babe
no no no
ain't me babe
ain't me you're looking for babe
Although it may be somewhat typical in presentation, relying on standard biopic conventions and a somewhat bland narrative structure, the sheer amount of talent present in this film is astonishing with exceptional performances by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. I've always been a huge fan of Johnny Cash's music and that may have factored into my rating (it did) but it's my account.
This biopic superbly combines music and two of the most riveting performances of 2005 to tell a great story of suffering genius. What Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon accomplish in this movie is impressive. They act with every bone and inch of flesh and facial plane, and each tone and waver of their voice, but what really astonishes is that they actually do their own singing. The narrative goes from interesting to compelling to enthralling and never looks back. I can't honestly claim to be a fan of Johnny Cash, but this film opened my eyes to a broader appreciation and respect for The Man in Black.
I liked it and all but after walk hard is definitely the better movie
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Some posters I like.