Sunday 30 July 2006

Walk the Line (2005) - ickleReview (DVD)

Biopic about the singer-songwriter Johnny Cash. Don't bother. It's crammed with clich├ęs and unoriginal plot arcs. You really have seen it all before. What the hell was all the fuss about? Why did they have to turn it into the same old love story and struggle against drugs and alcoholism, and an inferiority complex because his older (better) brother died as a kid? It was so clunky I could see it all coming. The music was done reasonably well, but I don't particularly like Johnny Cash's music. He should cheer up a little bit.

Reese Witherspoon is pretty as the love of his life, June Carter, and she sings well, but she's not given that much to play with. It's quite a stock role. It's all a big fudge.

Nugget: why the hell have I already seen this film a million times before? I could tell it would be like this just from the trailer and didn't really have ants in my pants to watch it. If you haven't seen it yet, don't bother. It's a bit mince.

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