Walk The Line (DVD)

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  • Cash & June.
  • Joaquin Phoenix is Johnny Cash.
  • Reese Witherspoon is June Carter.
  • Folson Prison, 1968.

Walk The Line (DVD)

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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 ...

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“The Man In Black”

published 02/03/2014

ProCompelling, brilliantly acted, great music, insigh...

ConsNothing of significance

RELEASED: 2005, Cert. PG RUNNING TIME: Approx. 136 mins DIRECTOR: James Mangold PRODUCERS: James Keach & Cathy Konrad SCREENPLAY: Gill Dennis & James Mangold MUSIC: T Bone Burnett MAIN CAST:- Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny cash Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Ginnifer Goodwin as Vivian Cash Robert...

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Excellent

ProA Fascinating Insight into Johnny Cash's Life

ConsI Can't Think of Any

When I was a kid I often used to hear Johnny Cash's braying voice, blurting out from Dad's radiogram but I never knew a lot about the tall, lanky figure, dressed in black with a chiselled chin and a voice as deep and raw as the ocean. Until my sister sent me a DVD Called, Walk the Line. James...

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Excellent

ProAn engaging, touching story and exceptional perfor...

ConsVery little

"Walk the Line" chronicles the early years of legendary Country singer Johnny Cash from his childhood days, through to his rise to fame as a singer, his romance with June Carter, his decline into drug addiction and culminating in the now legendary concert at Folsom Prison in 1968. There is...

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“Walk this Way”

published 10/09/2006

ProGreat performances, good direction and a strong sc...

ConsSubtitled epilogue

Johnny Cash, the iconic Man in Black of Country music found a wellspring of inspiration in a life characterised by a self-destructive streak that saw him addicted to booze and prescription drugs. His life was further complicated by an upbringing marred by a controlling and abusive father and...

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Excellent

ProExcellent acting, great story, good songs

ConsJune Carter annoying accent

After seeing this DVD so many times in Tesco and picking it up but then putting it back down I finally decided I would give it a go. I have to say that I am so pleased I did. The film is about the life of Johnny Cash and his rise to fame. The start of the film shows him in a prison about to go on...

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“The man in black”

published 13/11/2017

ProA wonderfully made film about Johnny.

ConsNone.

I recently purchased Walk The Line from a charity shop for just 99p. I love Johnny Cash and his music, so was interested to watch this film about the legendary Country singer. Film Information Released: 2005 Director: James Mangold Producers: James Keach, Cathy Conrad Running time: 2 hrs 16 mis...

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“A haunted man and his music”

published 28/09/2008

ProThrilling performances

ConsThe ending can leave you wanting more

I have always been a huge fan of Johnny Cash. Some of my earliest memories are from watching his prison concerts with my dad, so I was delighted to hear that the latest biopic coming out of Hollywood was going to be about the life of the Man in Black. This film was made in 2005 and I knew that...

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“Here Comes The Man In Black”

published 31/07/2006

ProGreat music and performances

ConsAlways tough to cram years of life into two hours

The biopic is always a risky genre, for every Ray there's a The MC Hammer Story. When I heard they were making a film about the life of Johnny Cash my first thought was that it would either be great or a bit of a disaster. My fears were alleviated when I read that Cash himself had been involved...

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“The Man in Black”

published 09/08/2006

ProGreat story, amazing music and real life performan...

Consnone

The Man in Black - The Johnny Cash Story. This film is an absolute must see. I am not a huge fan of biographies but my wife insisted on seeing this so I begrudgingly rented this film from a local video store. Wow was I impressed. I don't even like country music (I am into trance!). But the acting...

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Super

ProPhoenix, Witherspoon, most things about the movie....

Cons... I think it just needed to lighten up a little ...

FILM-ONLY REVIEW ---------------------------- Walk the Line is a biopic about country singer Johnny Cash. His life hit trouble early on, when his brother has a terrible accident and Johnny is, if not quite outright blamed by his father, blamed for being the one who survived who he wasn't the...

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“The tale of Johnny Cash”

published 08/06/2006

ProGreat acting

ConsNot particularly exciting

Introduction My mum saw this a few weeks ago and highly recommended it, so as soon as it came out on DVD, I borrowed it from my local DVD store. Johnny Cash, about whom this film is about, is a household name, I know, although I have to admit I know very little about his music. Nevertheless, I've...

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Excellent

ProGreat biographical film

ConsNothing really

I've put off watching this for a while. I'm not a great fan of biographical works, as I really like a thriller with a bit of a twist, and chronicling someone's life takes the suspense and mystery out of things. However, the wife and I have just finished watching this, and we were both surprised...

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Excellent

ProGreat movie, great story, great cast.

ConsHaven't found one...

"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash…" is how Cash started his concert at Folsom's High Security prison in 1968 and it's also how this movie starts. A roaring audience of criminals awaits the singer entrance. Joaquin Phoenix is in the backstage, dressed in black, with a guitar on his back… This is the start...

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“Johnny Cash - Walk the Line”

published 09/08/2006

ProHeartwarming, compelling, fantastic soundtrack

ConsIf you hate country music then it's not for you!

I always loved listening to Johnny Cash when I was growing up. I loved his music from an early age when my Stepdad would have his cd's playing in his study and I would listen through the door! So when I heard they were making a film about him I was thrilled. As much as I loved his music I hadn't...

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Excellent

ProGreat acting, Great story, Great singing, all in a...

Consnone!

Story - This is a film about Johnny Cash in his early life and career and meeting June Carter to proposing to her on stage. Early Johnny - It shows Johnny (Or J.R as he was called at this stage in his life, he was called this as his parents could not decide on his name, they could only decide on...

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Product Information : Walk The Line (DVD)

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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. 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 the early stages of his touring career alongside such musicians as Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, and most importantly, June Carter. As Cash's success grows, so does his relationship with drugs, alcohol, and Carter, putting a strain upon his family life. From his initial audition with Sam Phillips of Sun Records on through his legendary 1968 concert at Folsom Prison, Cash is transformed from a hesitant singer riddled with demons to a man whose uniquely bold style would make music history. WALK THE LINE never attempts to paint a full picture of Cash's prolific career, but instead focuses on the passions that drove his music and on the woman who gave him strength. With magical performances by Witherspoon and Phoenix, a haunting and inspiring American romance is brought beautifully to life.

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