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Walk the Line, the film

Johnny_cash I tried to like this movie, I really did. I love Johnny Cash and June Carter, always have.

I put off seeing this movie because I was afraid of being disappointed. You know how they say that your fantasies and imagination are better some times than reality so why spoil your fantasies? The critics though said this movie was great so I went to see it.

I don't care what the critics say, Joaquin Phoenix is not Johnny Cash. It's not his fault. He tried hard, but it looked like a high school play where the kids give it their heart but aren't quite mature enough to pull the parts off. Reese Witherspoon was good and maybe will even get an academy award but she has spent her career playing cutsey ditsey blondes, and, in my mind, she couldn't quite pull it off either.

Like so many movie biographies, if you know anything about the people's lives, it is always disappointing because of what was skipped over or not mentioned, what was taken out of context and skewed for dramatic effect, and what was depicted in ways that were inaccuate even if there was a kernal of truth to it.

I am in the minority to say that I didn't like this movie and was disappointed. Of course, I expected to be, so I didn't watch it in the best frame of mind. It was entertaining but Joaquin Phoenix is not Johnny Cash, and Reese Witherspoon is not June Carter and nothing I saw in this movie convinced me that they were.

Link: Walk the Line (2005).


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