So I am a big fan of Johnny Cash. And of course, June Carter. I grew up in a house where there was a lot of music playing, and have always listened to a lot of music. And I listen to almost every genre out there. But country music has a special place in my heart.
When “Walk the Line” came out in 2005, I needed to see it. Because it was about Johnny Cash and also about June Carter. And Joaquin Phoenix plays Johnny and Reese Witherspoon plays June which was a great plus for me.
I saw the movie and I loved it. The way Joaquin and Reese manage to capture the voices of Johnny and June. I think they did an excellent version of all the songs in the movie.
I am not going to try and write what the movie is all about, but you can watch the trailer here:
I love how the movie is more or less about the love between Johnny and June. It’s a beautiful story, even if people have been hurt in the process.
Here is a clip from the movie when Johnny plays at the prison:
But one of my favourite songs of Johnny Cash is: “I walk the Line”. Here is the version from the movie:
I know that the movie has won a lot of awards. One of which was an Oscar that Reese won for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. Here is a list of the awards and the nominations.
Have you watched the movie? What did you think?