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Walk the Line
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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…
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…
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.
Not really into the music of Johnny Cash, and slightly boored of the fact that his life followed the same sad story of drugs and misery until salvation, not death luckily, like that of all the other musical geniously. Funny to realise how many of the greats performed together on tour back then. Would not happen today....
Johnny Cash is de gedroomde figuur om een biopic over te maken. Een jeugdtrauma, sex, drugs en muziek maakten de man tot wie hij was en dat wordt schitterend verteld in deze film van James Mangold. We volgen Cash van toen hij nog kind was tot en met zijn huwelijksaanzoek aan June Carter, met wie hij meer dan 35 jaar samen was. Zijn hele leven komt aan bod in de film, maar toch focust de film zich vooral op de turbulente relatie die hij had met June Carter. Zij krijgt ook evenveel schermtijd als Cash zelf en dat verhoogt alleen maar de betrokkenheid. Bovendien spelen zowel Joaquin Phoenix als Reese Witherspoon de pannen van het dak en nooit ga je…
Incredible performances by Phoenix and Witherspoon aside, the life of Cash somehow seems reduced to tabloid headlines; shouldn't biopics aim for the opposite?
There are certain songs where Joaquin Phoenix's voice sounds better than Johnny Cash's.
I think they did a great job of telling Johnny Cash's story!
Johnny Cash and June Carter. Probably you cant talk about the history of music without mention one of these giants of the 20th century. Walk the Line offers a superficial analysis of Johnnys career and his relationship with June, one of the most eccentric women of all time.
Directed by James Mangold, I believe that Walk the Line is his best movie so far. The film isnt a masterpiece, but pleases the fans and the audience. It starts showing Johnnys past as a country boy. His life was hard, but the figure of his brother and his mother were essential to his development.
Generally, the movie shows a sad Johnny Cash. A man that doesnt have a ordinary life, just…
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Third time viewing this and it just keeps on giving. An amazing film.
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