[This post originally appeared in Dullicious, where I blogged as Barbie-dull for several years.]
Max advised me to go see “Walk the line“; he’d heard it was very good. Now I can tell him to go!
I didn’t really know Johnny Cash except a few enjoyable songs given by Amy (thanks!). I knew nothing of Johnny Cash and I had never even heard of June Carter (isn’t that some poor culture?)
It was a fantastic movie. The performance of the actors was simply amazing. I was totally mesmerized by Joaquin Phoenix whom I had seen only in Gladiator. I couldn’t get my eyes off of him. Reese Witherspoon was perfect. I totally forgot she had been Legally Blond in a former life.
And at the end of the movie, I was pretty sad it was over (the movie lasts 2 hours and fifteen minutes), and while reading the credits, I was bewildered when I saw Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon had performed the songs themselves. Incredibly good performance. I need the DVD and the soundtrack now :)
Also, I want to know more about their lives, more than what I learned from the movie that is based on the auto-biography of Johnny Cash.