Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon give dynamic performances as country and western singing legend Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter.
In this heartfelt bipoic, a must-see movie for music fans especially, the stars give their all. They prove they can sing and, in the process, deliver some skin-tingling duets – not least the long sequence in which Cash proposes to June in the middle of a song!
Cash’s story of childhood poverty touched by tragedy, his success, drug addiction and romancing of love-of-his-life Carter is told with feeling and humour.
The movie’s opening flashes back from Cash’s groundbreaking 1968 concert at Folsom Prison and its explanation of just how he wrote the classic song Folsom Prison Blues is just one of the film’s many magic moments.