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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.
While watching this movie,
Ooooh! Catchy yet intriguing opening tune haha!!!
Roll of cast, struck by these random thoughts; loving Joaquin started from Her(Movie), loving Ginnifer started from Once Upon a Time(TV Series), wondering if I'm going to love Reese because of this movie and doubting her for being an actress, she won an Oscar's here... hmmmm. Let's see!
Funny, 'Its a Bataan death march to get there.' said Johnny Cash. HAHA! Hey that's from my country! Though I shouldn't be happy about this because that march is a tragedy.
Love the scenes. Love the editing, near to perfection. Love the flow of the story.
Am I hearing this right? They can sing! I love it!
After watching the…
A little distracting having someone like Joaquin Phoenix play someone like Johnny Cash (Heck, the kid that plays Johnny as a boy looks more like Johnny Cash than Phoenix does!) But regardless, this was a really good movie that kept me hooked from beginning to end. It reminded me of the Johnny Cash CDs I've got shoved away that I haven't listened to in awhile. I'll have to give all of 'em a re-listen now!
Nota = 6,5
A film that rested squarely on the shoulders of its two capable leads. Both Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon sing their way into our hearts, displaying much verve and vulnerability in their acting performances as well. The movie is also aided greatly by their overpowering chemistry that sizzles each time they appear onscreen together. From the very moment Cash first steals a glance at June backstage, one knows that his heart will beat for no other. Great performances aside, that is not to say the film is devoid of faults. I had issues with the pacing at times and I wished the character of Cash's father, played by Robert Patrick, was fleshed out more in order to create a more…
An intriguing subject brought to the screen in a very unintriguing way. Walk The Line lacks any kind of focus on the story it is telling, instead feeling more like a set of obligatory life facts than a single, cohesive narrative. It's the life and love story of a musician where the music plays second fiddle to everything else and is not at all integral to the story. This of course does not take away from the quality of the music, stemming from the original songs by Johnny Cash and June Carter and music production by the always great T-Bone Burnett. The performances are good, but ultimately don't transcend the average of the higher-quality acting we enjoy in film today.…
walk hard the dewey cox story was better
Enorme fan van Joaquin Phoenix. Reese Whiterspoon vind ik prima actrice maar verder doet ze me niks. Het is Phoenix die de film draagt voor mij die zich in Cash transformeert. De rol van de echtgenote komt neer op 'bitch', en dat is jammer want had haar graag meer willen begrijpen. Verder was de film veel te lang voor me en bleef ik enkel geboeid door de muziek en Phoenix.
Maar misschien is dat juist de bedoeling.
3 sterren voor Joaquin Phoenix.
Favoriete stuk: It Aint Me, Babe cover van Dylans lied.
Everything generic about every generic biopic ever.
la biografia di Johnny Cash, il mito, la leggenda, l'abisso, interpretato da un Joaquin Phoenix sfolgorante.
Brillant film about the life of Johnny Cash, with a fantastic soundtrack.
Because my love of lists is pretty well-documented, I thought I'd be awfully meta about it make a list of…
Some posters I like.