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Walk the Line [Blu-ray] [2005]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (357 out of 363)

    Synopsis


    Walk the Line
    James Mangold's Walk the Line tells the life story of country music legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix), focusing primarily on the long courtship he had with June Carter (Reese Witherspoon). The film is structured as an extended flashback opening with Cash readying to take the stage at his historic Folsom Prison Concert. The film touches on his childhood, relating a horrific early incident from his life and establishing the troubled relationship he would have with his father (Robert Patrick). Cash joins the military and leaves home. During his time in the armed services he begins writing songs and romances a hometown girl (Ginnifer Goodwin). After the end of his duty he settles down and attempts to begin a music career, but his wife has trouble adjusting to his dreams. Cash auditions for Sam Phillips (Dallas Roberts), signs to Sun Records, and soon finds himself on tour with a roster of young soon-to-be legends that includes Elvis Presley (Tyler Hilton) and Jerry Lee Lewis (Waylon Malloy Payne). On this tour he meets June Carter, the daughter of the famous Carter family, and they take a liking to each other, although she refuses any serious advances from him. Cash gains world-wide fame thanks in part to the inspiration he gets from June, but eventually his marriage crumbles and he develops a serious drug addiction. The film is based on Cash's autobiographies. Phoenix and Witherspoon performed all of their own singing in the movie, just as Sissy Spacek and Beverly D'Angelo did in Coal Miner's Daughter a quarter-century before. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Joaquin Phoenix
      Joaquin Phoenix - Johnny Cash
    • Reese Witherspoon
      Reese Witherspoon - June Carter
    • Ginnifer Goodwin
      Ginnifer Goodwin - Vivian Cash
    • Robert Patrick
      Robert Patrick - Ray Cash
    • Dallas Roberts
      Dallas Roberts - Sam Phillips



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 363 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best bio pics ever made!

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      EyeQ
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      I first heard about this film on the internet way back when it was announced that they were going to make the biopic of Johnny Cash. I didn't think too much of it and, as months went by, I started becoming more and more interested in it. I thought Joaquin Phoenix was great in a lot he had done since "Gladiator" and was becoming a fan. Reese Witherspoon I aways saw as a girl next door type so I was up in the air with her playing June Carter. When I finally saw a preview of the film, I immediately wanted to check it out do to my curiosity and speculation. Something inside me wanted this to be good so I checked it out. I was hooked from beginning to end and I even found myself toe-tapping to the music(I am not even a fan of country!). The performances are outstanding with both Phoenix and Witherspoon at their career defining best. I am pulling for both to win the Oscars for Actor and Actress, but am shocked to find out it isn't up for Best Picture! It's an outrage!!! Because whether the Academy agrees or not(apparently, not) this IS the Best Picture of 2005!!! See it for an entertaining story, music, drama and overall great film!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Superb biopic!

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      RaynMan2142
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      The rise of country music legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) begins with his days as a boy growing up on the family farm, where he struggles under the scorn of his father (Robert Patrick). As the years pass, Cash ends up in Memphis, Tenn., with his wife, Vivian (Ginnifer Goodwin), and breaks into the music scene after finding his trademark sound. While on tour, Cash meets the love of his life, singer June Carter (Reese Witherspoon), but Cash's volatile lifestyle threatens to keep them apart.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good ole Country Rock Music

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      PLGquickReviews
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      When I first saw this movie I was amazed that it took me years to watch it. I love bio-graphic movies and I also like them when they are great. The two main actors in this movie do a great job emulating the musicians attitudes and music. This movie takes you on a roller coaster of emotions and joy, but most of all it will leave you satisfied that the director and the writers made a fantastic movie. I would give this movie a 7.5 out of 10 and I implore you to go out and buy it! (Movie includes Digital Copy/Ultraviolet)

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      wow

      Posted
      amber61208

      this is by far one of the best movies i think i have ever seen. it actually took me a few times of seening pieces here and there to actually get interested in it, but once i watched the whole thing thru i was AMAZED. the only thing is when johnny gets better i wish they would have done a little bit of the story of how he did it, did he go to AA did he do out patient treatment, that would have been interesting for me to see. but overall acting was great and moving was great! p.s. Reese and Joaquin actually do all the singing in the move and they are amazing at it!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Walking the Line to Appreciating Johnny Cash

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      Galadrielle

      Walk the line shows the turbulent and ultimately triumphant story of a key figure of our musical history, Johnny Cash. Through this movie, and Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of him, and Phoenix's remarkable Cash-like singing, we gain a much deeper appreciation of Cash. Likewise, Reese Witherspoon captures the very essence of talented faithful June Carter, and, again, her singing is spectacular. This movie inspired me to go out and purchase some Cash albums! I believe that this DVD is essential to the libraries of everyone who loves great music!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Man in Black

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      TheProfessor
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      Great film about Johnny Cash, the man in black. I waited forever to buy this since I wanted them to release a new blu-ray version with both the theatrical and the extended edition on it...but that blu-ray never was released and doesn't look like it ever will be. The sale price of $5.99 for this was too good to pass up, especially with a $5 off coupon. So, I bought this version with only the theatrical cut, and I don't regret it. Nice audio and visuals. Great music. Great performances.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The man, the music, the legend

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      theotherguy
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      Having been a Johnny Cash fan I was enthusiastic when the movie was first released. Phoenix as Cash kind of made me raise my eyebrows a bit but any doubts were put to rest pretty quickly. Now there is always the chance that a bio picture can be too heavy handedly and manipulated by the director but this doesn't seem to be the case. Also if I remember correctly Johnny Cash saw and liked the film before he passed and that is good enough for me.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Would Actually Give this Movie 4.5 stars

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      barcdd
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      Wife and I went to see this movie at a theater because Wife wanted to. As it turned out, I really enjoyed the movie and I'm the one who bought the Blu-ray disc! Jacquine Phoenix (don't know if I spelled his first name right) and Reese Witherspoon were great in this movie. Especially Phoenix. You would have sworn that was Johnny Cash in the film. And what made it even more special was that both Reese and Phoenix actually sang all the songs in the movie. Definitely worth watching.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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