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Walk the Line

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Joaquin Phoenix, Walk the Line

Walk the Line

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
136 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/18/05
performer:
Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Patrick
director:
James Mangold
distributor:
Fox 2000 Pictures
author:
Gill Dennis, James Mangold
genre:
Biography, Drama

We gave it a B

Q: Why pay to listen to Walk the Line, an album on which Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon channel Johnny and June Carter Cash? A: Because it’s better than you suspect. Produced by T Bone Burnett (O Brother, Where Are Thou?), these new versions of beloved oldies ring surprisingly true. No, it’s not Johnny and June, but a credible simulation. If, combined with the (quite good) film, this inspires new fans to check out the originals, a higher purpose will indeed have been served.