In case you haven’t seen it or aren’t familiar with the storyline, let me fill you in. Struggling musician finally makes it big, gets caught up in the hype, experiments with drugs, becomes addicted, neglects wife and kids, addiction grows worse, extra-marital affairs abound, hits rock bottom, friend pulls ’em out of a hole, returns to making music and lives happily ever after etc. etc.
Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon deliver great performances. They do their own singing and (I’m told) are believeable as Johnny Cash and June Carter. However, the dynamite, Academy-Award worthy duo of Paul Walker and Jessica Alba they are not. Walk the Line does not meet the high standard of She’s All That or The Fast and the Furious.
Other than that, you’ll excuse me if I was disappointed to watch what amounted to a Ray sequel. How about a video biography about someone who doesn’t rehash the now-tired theme of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll? I suppose that wouldn’t make for a “compelling” enough story.
Are there any good movies playing? Has anyone seen a good movie lately? I guess there’s always Harry Potter.