• Walk the Line (2005)

Walk the Line

Release Date: November 18th, 2005

DVD Release Date: February 28th, 2006

PG-13 |2 hr 16 min

Plot Summary

The rise of country music legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) begins with his days as a boy growing up on the family farm, where he struggles under the scorn of his father (Robert Patrick). As the years pass, Cash ends up in Memphis, Tenn., with his wife, Vivian (Ginnifer Goodwin), and breaks into the music scene after finding his trademark sound. While on tour, Cash meets the love of his life, singer June Carter (Reese Witherspoon), but Cash's volatile lifestyle threatens to keep them apart.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Dallas Roberts, Dan John Miller, Larry Bagby, Shelby Lynne

Director: James Mangold

Genres: Music , Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Fox 2000 Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Love, 1950s, 1940s, Father, Wife, Prison, Rise, Mother, Emotional, Family, Quest, 1960s, Gripping, Hotel, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's a celebration of the good times and bad times shared by a man and woman who found each other in the middle of some historic craziness, and it rocks. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Breaks through the conventions of its biopic form with a pair of brilliant performances and a whole lot more.

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The decision to approach Johnny's life as a love story causes Mangold to neglect the development of Johnny's music. show more

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Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Sound Mixing
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Winner Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2006)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006)