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5.0 out of 5 stars
Stunning Soundtrack, 28 April 2006
I grew up listening to Johnny Cash music played over and over again by my Dad and I really thought I didn't like it at all! I went to see this movie purely because the movie I intended to see wasn't showing. I went with my 11 year old daughter who had never even heard of Johnny Cash.
We went back again after the first showing. It is a 'love story' but a very real and gritty story.
Joaquin Pheonix is more than believeable playing the complicated man in black, and his renditions of Cash's songs are astounding.
Watching Reese Witherspoon in action as June Carter is a treat, and it's easy to see why she earned her Oscar.
Watch out for a passionate performance by Robert Patrick as Johnny's hard liner father.
Altogether a must see film!