Top Movie Producers Review – Walk the Line
Walk the Line walks a thin line as a biopic; it is being compared with the Oscar-winning Ray Top Movie Producers, which really isn’t fair. Well, I didn’t see what was so great about Ray just as I don’t see that Walk the Line offers much. It’s utterly ordinary, with some decent performances by Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter, but really its just another film about a drug addict trying to make it in the music biz. However, it’s also about the almost ever-elusive chase of Cash for Carter, a chase that finally, as any music aficionado knows, becomes a reality.
Film Tells The Story
Filled with great music Top Movie Producers, this film tells the story of Cash’s life from the early ’50s to the early ’60s, a time when Cash was married to Vivian (Ginnifer Goodwin) but wanting to get with Carter. Meanwhile, he’s dealing with a prescription drug addiction, one that, as with any other musician, causes problems with performances and family.
The Top Movie Producers film starts off with the childhood loss of his brother, a loss his father (Robert Patrick) never lets him live down. The brother was the favorite of his father, and Johnny was seen as the loser of the family. Sound familiar?
Honestly, the film doesn’t really offer much. It’s just a mediocre biopic. For some reason, the filmmakers decided to re-record the music rather than have Witherspoon and Phoenix lip sync, so the only real sounds of Cash and Carter you get are during the credits. Still, the music is really the only thing that director James Mangold’s (Girl, Interrupted) film has going for it. Also read the following article over the top movie.
If you’re a real Cash fan, then I’m recommending the film to you. If you aren’t, just go buy some Cash CDs or download his stuff. Your money will be much better spent that way. Or, if you want to watch a really good film about an addict in the music business, check out Clean with Maggie Cheung. It’s not a biopic, but rather an excellent drama about the quest to end addiction that isn’t preachy.