Walk the Line (2005)


walk the line “[playing for the inmates at Folsom prison] Once in El Paso, I had this bag of… Oh… you heard about that? You been in El Paso, too? Well, anyways, I felt tough, you know?. Like I’d seen a thing or two, you know? Well, that was till a moment ago… ‘cuz I got to tell you, my hat’s off to you now, ‘cuz I ain’t never had to drink this yellow water you got here at Folsom! ” – Johnny Cash

Number of Times Seen – 4 (12 May 2006, , Jul 2008, Jan 2011 and 16 Jun 2014)

Brief Synopsis – Biopic of Johnny Cash and June Carter through all the ups and downs of their music careers.

My Take on it – I’m a big fan of music and before seeing this movie, I knew very little about Johnny Cash and June Carter.

This movie has an excellent combination of great music, a very interesting story and above all amazing performances by both lead actors Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.

Both of them were nominated for Oscars for their roles, but unfortunately only Witherspoon was able to go home with gold.

Phoenix lost to Philip Seymour Hoffman who won the award for Capote (2005) which I think is somewhat of a travesty because Phoenix was so great here.

2005 in my eyes was a pretty weak year for movies and I truly believe that this movie was one of the best (if not THE BEST) movies to be made in 2005, regardless, it is my favorite.

Their life stories are so captivating and it’s always interesting to see the ups and downs of famous people’s lives especially when done in an inspirational manner.

I find this movie to be uplifting and recall that it helped me raise my spirits when I was rock bottom.

Bottom Line -Great music, great story and great performances all together make this my favorite movie of 2005.  Unfortunately, only Witherspoon got an Oscar for it. Highly Recommended!

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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