If you’re making a movie about a man this loved, you best not miss. I feel that this was on the minds of everyone involved in this masterpiece. Walk the Line is a movie about one of the greatest singers who ever lived, Mr. Johnny Cash. It’s based on two autobiographies authored by the man himself: Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words and Cash: The Autobiography. Directed by James Mangold, who you might know as the guy behind Cop Land, Identity and 3:10 to Yuma, and with a running time of 2 hours and 16 minutes, you might think that this movie would have some pacing issues, but that is not the case. Since the whole movie is based on books that Johnny wrote, you get this special and honest insight into his life and you start realizing that his story is the story of humanity and all of us.

 

 

 

 

Just perfect. That sums up this movie pretty good. Joaquin Phoenix plays mister John R. Cash, thought his tough life, starting with his childhood and up to his death. Robert Patrick plays Johnny’s strict father, whose respect he`s been trying to win thought his life. Featuring original John R. Cash soundtrack, music in this movie is great; I did not even know that he is that good. Alcohol, music, drugs, fucked up love, and everything else that makes a star is here, and it’s put together perfectly. Enjoy.

Director: James Mangold

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

Fun Stuff: Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon performed all of the songs themselves, without being dubbed. They also learned to play their instruments (guitar and auto-harp, respectively) from scratch. The scene where Johnny Cash pulls the sink off the wall was not scripted. Joaquin Phoenix actually pulled it off the wall.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0358273/

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