Walk the Line
Primarily the story of the love that grew between country stars Johnny Cash and June Carter during the early years of Cash's career,... Read More
Primarily the story of the love that grew between country stars Johnny Cash and June Carter during the early years of Cash's career, WALK THE LINE is the result of intense collaboration between director James Mangold, co-writer Gill Dennis, Johnny Cash, and June Carter Cash. Though both Cashes died in 2003, they oversaw the script's development for seven years. Mangold and Cash's insistence that the film's stars would actually sing paid off. Witherspoon's singing (as June) is lovely, and Phoenix's contains the raw energy and soul that defined Cash's sound. <br> <br> Even as a child on a cotton farm in Depression-era Arkansas, Cash shows a strong interest in music, escaping from his no-frills life and strict father (Robert Patrick) through hymns and listening to the radio. When his brother dies in a freak accident, young Johnny feels responsible, and worries that he will never live up to his brother's goodness. The film follows Cash through his first marriage with Vivian Cash (Ginnifer Goodwin) and into... Minimize
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81 Reviews from Epinions.com
Feb 22, 2006
Walk the Line shows why Cash wore black
Pros: Great cast and music
Cons: Doesn't cover Cash's later years
Definitely one of the best movies of the year, plus it has no agenda. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 10, 2005
Walk the Line Phoenix and Witherspoon are Johnny Cash and June Carter
Pros: *Beautiful love story
I left the theater saying "That was an excellent movie!" The more I think about it, the better I like it.
The bottom line wants to see Walk the Line. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 12, 2006
Hello, I'm Johnny Cash
Pros: The cast, the acting, the story, and the music!
Cons: Could have found a better Elvis...
This is a must see for any fan of music. Johnny Cash the man, the husband, dad, brother, the addict, song writer, singer, guitar player and the legend. Read More at Epinions.com
May 15, 2006
It's Worth a Wait in Line to See Walk the Line
Pros: Phoenix and Witherspoon, cameos of other famous musicians
Cons: a bit overlong
Walk the Line is well-told story of how a great partnership, musical and otherwise, was born. Read More at Epinions.com
Feb 19, 2006
Movie Walk the Line
Pros: uplifting, thoughtful and entertaining
Cons: Very poor depiction of Elvis
This movie was well acted and entertaining. I fully recommend it for all you romantics, music lovers and people interested in biographies. Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 3, 2005
Addictions, Love, Tragedy . . . Walk The Line is a Film of Unparalleled Intensity
Pros: Tapped into my freaking soul. Beautiful. Emotional...Incredible acting. Joaquin Phoenix.
Cons: Focused a bit too heavily on a certain portion of Johnny Cash's life.
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine... Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 27, 2005
Burning Ring of Fire --
Pros: Phoenix, Witherspoon, the music, the costumes.
Cons: The depth of the tale was insufficient. Was there not enough story for a film?
Probably a 4 rating, performance driven, and the music is amazing. Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 21, 2005
Jump through a Burning Ring of Fire to Walk the Line
Pros: Joaquin Phoenix, chemistry between Phoenix and Witherspoon, the music, complex and layered
Cons: Witherspoon not quite as good as Phoenix, early duets aren't as strong as later ones
You don't need to be a fan of Johnny Cash or country music to like this movie Read More at Epinions.com
Dec 7, 2005
Hello There. I'm Johnny Cash
Pros: Great performances. Great music, even if you are not Country Western fan (I'm not)
Cons: none come to mind
A great character study and sure to get academy award nominations Read More at Epinions.com
Nov 18, 2005
Journey With The Man In Black
Pros: acting, story and directing
This is a good portrayal of the life of Johnny Cash as well as being a finely crafted film. Read More at Epinions.com
Mar 13, 2006
Back In Black?
Pros: Excellent portrayal of the early Cash years...
Cons: May be too intense for some audiences...
Director Mangold combines with Phoenix and Witherspoon to recreate a golden American legend... Read More at Epinions.com