Saturday, November 19, 2005
Walk the Line
The story of Johnny Cash in his early life, is poignant and conflicted. From his disapproving father, to the loss of his brother, to an empty first marriage, Walk the Line takes us through those years. June Carter is the rock and the light in his life, and he pursues her for quite a while. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon depict the couple beautifully, and as Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx (instrumentally) did in musical biopics last year, play and sing all the music themselves. Witherspoon even learned to play the autoharp for the film. Phoenix is especially impressive in imitating Cash's body movements and facial expressions.