The kids called us yesterday and asked if we would like to see Walk The Line with them. As a matter of fact we did want to see it, so we trundled off to our funny but lovable little theatre in the basement of what used to be a church. The little room was pretty darn full, making me glad for the old fella who keeps this delightful operation going.
For me, this was an incredibly enjoyable film. I thought that Joaquin Phoenix portrayed Johnny Cash really well, as did Reese Witherspoon playing June Carter. Not only did they act well, but they sang pretty well too, good enough to please me anyway.
To show you how much I liked it, immediately on getting back home, I fired up iTunes to look for the soundtrack. When I couldn't find it, I bought a best of type of collection. The Boy was impressed enough to insist on hunting down and purchasing the soundtrack today. The Boy is French and wasn't very familiar with Johnny Cash, but he was that impressed with what he saw and heard.
As with most of these films, it had to deal with Johnny's descent into booze and drugs, but it really was an upbeat film, and the music was a lot of fun.