I skipped The Stills' show last night, and instead, ordered Walk the Line on pay-per-view. What a great movie! Joaquin Phoenix was a great Johnny Cash. His voice was pretty close, and he had many of Cash's mannerisms down pat. The film only focused on Johnny's life from his time as a young boy in Arkansas through his infamous concert at Folsom Prison in 1968. The story is more about the courtship of Johnny and June Carter (Reese Witherspoon), than it is about Johnny's legendary music career. I would have liked to see a little bit about Johnny's tough commercial times in the 1970s and 1980s, and his comeback in the 90s. But, the director didn't want a 4-hour movie, so they had to be selective. But, hell, Ray was three hours. Surely, Johnny Cash deserves as much of a movie as Ray Charles. Right? Still, I would strongly recommend the movie whether or not you're a Johnny Cash fan.
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