Becky and I went to see “Walk The Line” last night. The Fandango website at Walk The Line describes the movie as follows:
“Joaquin Phoenix stars as the legendary Johnny Cash in this biopic about the musician’s early days. Reese Witherspoon co-stars as the love of his life, June Carter. From picking cotton, selling door to door, serving in the Air Force, and becoming the original rebel rocker, it’s a colorful portrait of a man who impacted rock and roll forever.”
“Hello, I’m Johnny Cash” was the trademark of this legend of country music. Even if you’re not a fan of country music you can’t help but love the story telling songs of Johnny Cash.
Reese Witherspoon was fantastic as June Carter. I don’t want to give away the movie, but it was a great film about the struggles that Johnny Cash went through as a home grown, unique and famous musician. I didn’t realize that he toured around with Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis and that he was the one who coined the phrase, “Thank you very much”. The film also let you in on his personal music interests that he was one of the first Bob Dylan fans. His family life was a total mess and his relationship with his father was a disaster, but there is a redeeming aspect to the film and his life.
The part of the film about his pill popping drug addiction was a bit too long for us, but it was obviously much longer for him. Joaquin Pheonix did a great job making you believe that he was the real Johnny Cash. It’s a very well done movie that I would watch a second time. We didn’t realize that June Carter was the one who wrote the famous “Ring of Fire” song out of her love for Johnny and there are other things that you will learn about this man that you didn’t know. It’s a pretty cool movie for guys and gals alike.
The bottom line is that this is a great flick that you don’t want to miss. Thank you very much.
John – **** Don’t Miss It
Becky – *** Worth The Trip
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