Walk The Line

Witherspoon, Reese

SKU: 024543642213

UPC 024543642213
Release Date 2010-02-02
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 1
Length 135
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Witherspoon's bubbly twang brings the brassy former child country star and future Mrs. Cash into adorable reality.Phoenix is commanding, and Witherspoon is just plain sensational; she captures June's sassiness along with her levelheadedness....WALK THE LINE turns out to be an entertaining ride through musical history, flavored with a sweet romantic spirit.Primarily the story of the love that grew between country stars Johnny Cash and June Carter during the early years of Cash's career, WALK THE LINE is the result of intense collaboration between director James Mangold, co-writer Gill Dennis, Johnny Cash, and June Carter Cash. Though both Cashes died in 2003, they oversaw the script's development for seven years. Mangold and Cash's insistence that the film's stars would actually sing paid off. Witherspoon's singing (as June) is lovely, and Phoenix's contains the raw energy and soul that defined Cash's sound. Even as a child on a cotton farm in Depression-era Arkansas, Cash shows a strong interest in music, escaping from his no-frills life and strict father (Robert Patrick) through hymns and listening to the radio. When his brother dies in a freak accident, young Johnny feels responsible, and worries that he will never live up to his brother's goodness. The film follows Cash through his first marriage with Vivian Cash (Ginnifer Goodwin) and into the early stages of his touring career alongside such musicians as Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, and most importantly, June Carter. As Cash's success grows, so does his relationship with drugs, alcohol, and Carter, putting a strain upon his family life. From his initial audition with Sam Phillips of Sun Records on through his legendary 1968 concert at Folsom Prison, Cash is transformed from a hesitant singer riddled with demons to a man whose uniquely bold style would make music history. WALK THE LINE never attempts to paint a full picture of Cash's prolific career, but instead focuses on the passions that drove his music and on the woman who gave him strength. With magical performances by Witherspoon and Phoenix, a haunting and inspiring American romance is brought beautifully to life.[A] big, juicy, enjoyable wide-canvas biography with a handful of indelible moments....WALK THE LINE is zesty and satisfying.3.5 stars out of 4 -- There is something really special going on in WALK THE LINE....Phoenix and Witherspoon are dynamite, and their chemistry is palpable.3 stars out of 4 -- [With a] very clear respect for Cash and his music...[and] two superb, heartfelt performances...Cash and Carter's long infatuation, tumultuous relationship and eventual marriage provide the film with an emotional core.WALK THE LINE goes from compelling to enthralling with star Joaquin Phoenix's breakout scene. His re-creation of 'Get Rhythm' is an exhilarating moment, with showmanship that truly surprises.Phoenix handles the transition from faltering baritone to growling basso profundo brilliantly, his voice dropping deep into his boots as Johnny's soul descends into the ring of fire.Theatrical Release: November 18, 20054 stars out of 5 -- It's a career-high channelling of the myth, the voice....Witherspoon nails Carter as a spritely, sun-tickled puppy-dog with the soul of a poet...5 stars out of 5 -- James Mangold's stunning biopic of Johnny Cash showcases a mesmerizing central performance from Joaquin Phoenix...Reese Witherspoon won an Oscar for her performance as June Carter....Her work as Cash's beloved wife is still startling for its humor, verve and intelligence.
Cast T-Bone Burnett (Composer)
Robert Patrick (Star)
Shelby Lynn (Star)
Ridge Canipe (Star)
Dan Beene (Star)
Kathy Conrad (Producer)
Tyler Hilton (Star)
Waylon Payne (Star)
Reese Witherspoon (Star)
James Keach (Producer)
Joaquin Phoenix (Star)
Gill Dennis (Screenwriter)
Sandra Ellis Lafferty (Star)
Jonathan Rice (Star)
James Mangold (Director)
Ginnifer Goodwin (Star)
Shooter Jennings (Star)
Dallas Roberts (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Audio commentary by co-writer and director James Mangold 10 deleted scenes with optional commentary by James Mangold Extended musical sequences Folsom, Cash 7 The Comeback featurette Celebrating the Man in Black: The making of Walk the Line featurette Ring of Fire: The Passion of Johnny & June featurette Theatrical trailer Dual Layer Widescreen Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - Cantonese, Korean, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.25000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Audio Described Content,Director Cast Commentary,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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