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5.0 out of 5 stars
Can't say enough about it, 31 Dec. 2006
I adore this movie. It was one I'd always wanted to see in the cinema but never made it to, so I waited for the DVD. As I'd bought it as a gift for my dad, I waited until Christmas day to see it for the first time. I was blown away.
The beginning drew me in immediately. And it's those first few scenes that tug at your heartstrings so you can't possibly turn away. I never knew the story of Johnny Cash, nor had I ever bothered to listen to his music. But since seeing this film, I could just watch it again and again.
The Oscars that were won for this movie were very well deserved. Witherspoon & Phoenix were perfect for these roles. Whenever I watch a movie, I always think "Who else could've played that role?" And if I can't think of anyone, then I know the actors have done a great job. Absolutely brilliant music, exceptional acting, wonderful dialogue and a great cast. This film has a wonderful mixed feel of tragedy, love, humour, music, sadness and happiness. If you watch this movie, you won't regret it. xxx