• 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: Historical drama , Music , Biography

Production Co: Fox 2000 Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Witherspoon has nailed it before, notably in "Election," but her portrayal of June is astounding in its vitality and richness. show more

  • 100
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Walk the Line superbly combines music and two of the year's most riveting performances to tell one of the screen's great love stories. show 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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