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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…
Fun Fact: When I was typing this into the "Add a Film" search engine, I initially typed it as "walk the hard".
Typical stuff all around, some of which played much more comical than James Mangold intended watching it immediately after Walk Hard (it's strange to see how many scenes, especially in the first half, are taken almost verbatim in Walk Hard), enlivened mostly by the excellent performances by Joaquin Phoenix (whose knack for subtle expressiveness was not a post-I'm Still Here revelation) and Reese Witherspoon, plus some nice cinematography courtesy of Phedon Papamichael. It really comes to life during the musical numbers, which are unilaterally excellent (it helps that Phoenix and Witherspoon have great voices), but there are sadly…
Has Joaquin Phoenix ever disappointed?
It may be predictable and cliched, but that doesn't take away from how superb this movie is.
An honest Biopic based around the books by Johnny Cash himself, the film feels very honest and charts the ups and downs of a troubled man. At the very heart of this tale is a story of love.
Both the leads excel in their respective roles and its the actual strong musical performances that really excel in this film. Its a film centered on music so its only fitting that some of the best an most memorable moments in the film come from the musical performances.
"Johnny Cash: It's all right, it just happened.
June Carter: Just happened?
Johnny Cash: Yeah.
June Carter: You wear black 'cause you can't find anything else to wear? You found your sound 'cause you can't play no better? You just tried to kiss me because "it just happened?" You should try take credit for something every once in a while, John."
The music is great obviously and the beginning is promising, but the film drags heavily when Cash becomes primarily a mentally challenged drug addict halfway through and unlike Cash this movie never recovered for me. Also, Reese Witherspoon bordered on absolute parody.
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.
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.