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Movie night: Walk the Line

Kelly and I have not been taking full advantage of our Netflix account too well lately, so I thought I would make an effort to blog about movies we see to help us to get our monthly fees' worth of entertainment. We enjoy watching movies together in our game room, so this will be fun. It will also help me to keep track of what I like and what I've seen! Feel free to make any recommendations.

Walk the Line with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon was an excellent movie and I recommend it. I'll give it a 4 on a scale of 1 to 5. They portray the lives of Johnny Cash and his wife of 35 years, June Carter Cash, and shows a bit of his childhood and relationships and events that lead him to become the "man in black," having recorded live in Folsom Prison to produce an all-time best record selling album, which even outsold the Beatles. Phoenix and Witherspoon's chemistry together was excellent, and their story was interesting to watch grow as they toured together and reached highs and lows in the entertainment business, encountering some other famous celebs along the way, like Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis. It was a very entertaining movie and had a happy ending, my favorite kind of movie.


Megs said…
I really liked it too. When I saw it I had no idea the movie was going to be so depressing so that was a shock, but overall I thought it was really good. I am excited to hear about your movies because we are always looking for a good rental.
Kelly said…
Megan, since the movie was about Johnny Cash, I had assumed it was going to be depressing. If I hadn't been expecting it, I would have felt that way too.
I thought this was a good movie as well. Watching this made me like Joaquin Phoenix so much more because he's so believeable in all his movie rolls. I thought he did a great job on this one.
Lonna said…
Great idea to make posts of the movies that you have seen. We tend to see a lot of movies around here so I am glad to see that other people watch more than one movie a week sometimes too. Don't you think that Reese is so pretty.
Mike and I also really enjoyed Hairspray and Walk the Line-two completely different movies but both creative and entertaining.
Maryanne said…
I loved Walk the Line! I can't remember much about it other than I liked it (my almost forty-year-old mind at work - if I didn't see the movie last night I can't remember it!). I have so many movies that I need to watch. As the edited movie places have gone out of business, I have bought so many many many movies from them all. We have quite the humongous library of edited movies! I just need to find (or make) the time to watch them all :o)
Julie said…
Walk the Line is one of my favorite movies! I thought Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon were amazing! I'm so glad Reese won an oscar for this role.
Kelly said…
I know, Julie! They were so cute together and Reese deserved an Oscar for this role.

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