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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…
Review In A Nutshell:
Walk the Line suffers from the tradition of the biopic genre that ultimately leaves its viewers unchallenged by the already fascinating subject matter; desperate in its attempts to highlight a relationship that was critical to Johnny Cash’s personal life, it fails to captivate nor educate its viewers, making one wonder whether if its focus was instead placed on the shaping of his distinct sound and his relationship with his acclaim would have led to a stronger film. Moments like his much anticipated performance at Folsom Prison left me chilled and reignited my attraction to this legend’s music, unfortunately the film barely contain such moments as though its extended musical pieces would indulgently embrace the legend’s greatest…
At almost 2 and a half hours, Walk the Line manages to keep a steady intense pace much like Johnny Cash's music. It may be standard biopic format but it's always worth it to see Joaquin Phoenix dip into that dark place and go full maniac musician.
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.
it felt like there were some plotholes but joaquin is so pretty and did such a fantastic job wow
One of my favorite and most admired female performances of all time from Reese as June. Flawless implementation of character. Always evident motivation. Externally: perfect accent, perfect demeanor, perfect everything. Not sure if Reese was Ms. Carter in another life or the character of June was crafted for the Oscar Reese snagged (and completely deserved). When I think of the most successful executions of Stanislavski in this century, this is the first that comes to mind.
Walk the Line is one of the more memorable music biopics. I've revisited it several times over the 10 years since it's release and each time I find something different to like about it.
The story follows a very simple biography film template but it is elevated by significant performances from Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. Phoenix manages to capture many emotions sometimes without saying anything at all. Phoenix is able to handle some of Cash's most difficult times with ease including his downfall into drug addiction. Both Phoenix and Witherspoon capture the spirit of Johnny and June's performances while also creating a complicated and interesting bond.
Walk the Line intrigues and entertains me through the whole film. It doesn't matter if it's the theatrical cut or the extended.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Walk The Line is one of my favorite films, I love hearing and seeing the story of Johnny Cashe's life; and June Carter Cash was an amazing woman that I love hearing about to.
John had a hard life, and his story is so inspiring, and the love that June had for him all along is inspiring as well, she could have given up on him like his first wife did, but she never did.
This film makes me both cry and laugh everytime I watch it.
To have a love like Johnny and June would be the ultimate goal... 💖
a biopic that suffers from biopic-itis, which means its really a greatest hits record of johnny cash's life. Still, joaquin's performance is great and the film has some great scenes
Very Good :)
A well made biopic about Johnny Cash's early career and him finding true love.
That's about it. Nothing especially excititing or interesting about it besides that. But if you like Johnny Cash it's an enyoyable sit through. The music is really good and the acting is decent enough. Nothing Oscar worthy in my opinion though. And my biggest problem with the movie is that Johnny Cash is not really likeable throughout most of the movie. He mostly comes off as a creepy stalker guy and basically forces himself on the girl he loves.
7 out of 10
The Acting TM!! Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon truly delivered.
Joaquin Phoenix, a man straight from heaven,
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