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November 21, 2005

Walk the Line

Even if I wasn't a Johnny Cash fan or a Joaquin Phoenix fan I still would've went to see this movie because of the movie poster. I love this poster; it's quite possibly the coolest poster I've ever seen.

The movie doesn't quite live up to the poster though. It's a great movie but I think I've become slightly desensitized to the whole rise and fall and rebirth of a celebrity story. Everyone knows that with money comes drugs and either the drugs kill you or you quit the drugs.

The movie does offer more than this; it shows Cash from a boy up until he proposes to June Carter. It is a pretty good story and from other reviews I've read is pretty close to the actual events that occurred.

Filled with performances by Cash and the stars of the time he traveled with the smartest thing this movie did was make the actors sing all the songs themselves. Nothing could be worse than listening to the original and have some actor mouth along. Sure they don't standup beside the original but it gives the movie a more cohesive feel.

The only major problem I had with the movie was when they state the location of the venue in which Johnny proposes to June as "Ontario, Canada". Why not put the city?

Posted by hypnobee at November 21, 2005 1:14 PM