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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.
A really crude and naked way of telling the story of a legend. Probably the best and most unique way of doing it.
Phoenix did an awesome job on this performace and made a really credible depiction of Johnny Cash but the most valuable actor in this one is actually an actress, Reese Witherspoon was a great + to this already wonderfull movie.
Good biopic, with fine performances from Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.
Fantastic performances by Phoenix and Witherspoon, and the music is great. Very emotional in parts.
One of the best biopic films of all time in my opinion following the life of one of the biggest musician icons ever in Johnny Cash. Joaquin Phoenix gives one of my favorite personal performances in cinema history, and he would have won the Oscar had it not been for another biopic performances about Ray Charles with Jamie Foxx. You know it's an amazing performance when you forget it's just a actor portraying on screen, and you certainly get that with Phoenix. Reese Witherspoon was worthy of her Oscar win for best supporting actress despite the backfire for her win. All in all one of my favorite movies of all time for sure in my top sixty.
Each time I watch this film I'm stunned by Reese Witherspoone's June Carter. That Oscar should have been pure platinum.
Un hombre para una década, una mujer para ese hombre, la música como nexo y el amor formando un solo corazón: Aún se siente en el aire, la magia que desprende la radio cuando suena ''Ring of Fire''.
Biopic is a tough genre to really nail down. The film tend to be either too reverent of their subjects (a problem many early 1940s and 50s films have in spades), don't really offer any insights into their subjects (2004's Ray falls into this category) or just try to encompass too much of a person's life (see Chaplin or Gandhi). It's always difficult to find the right balance of factual information and drama to make for a compelling film.
James Mangold's Walk the Line manages to find that balance and carefully straddles it for the entirety of its running time. It never goes too broad in its scope, it tells its story well and it certainly isn't overly reverent to…
Walk the Line is a powerful and well-acted musical drama. It's one of the best biopics I can think of - musical or otherwise. Joaquin Phoenix is Johnny Cash, and Reese Witherspoon is even better as June Carter.
The music is great and the drama works exceedingly well
Is this accurate to Johnny Cash? because fuck he was an awful person. The movie should have been titled Marry Me literally he would not shut up. He wouldn't take no for an answer, and didn't respect any of the women he pursued. And he cheated on his first wife (who he also cornered and made her marry him) he basically forgot his own damn children. The only. THE ONLY reason I'm giving this 2 stars is because one of those stars is for Reese and the other one is for Joaquin's preformances which made it bearable to finish.
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