A phenomenal biopic on the life of famed musician Johnny Cash. A very well crafted film from James Mangold, Walk The Line tells the story of Johnny Cash rise to fame from his childhood to his marriage to June Carter. Walk The Line is a near flawless film that will surely become a classic over time. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon give astounding performances and they have amazing chemistry on screen. One thing thats worth mentioning is that they actually sing the songs originally sung by June Carter and Johnny Cash, and they pull it off amazingly well. Not since Val Kilmer's performance as Jim Morrison in The Doors has an actor or actress been able to deliver such an intense performance of a musician. Both performances are amazing and are some of the best ever delivered. As far as Biopics are concerned, there is nothing really new here to be had, it follows practically the same path as many other biopics of musicians. But the thing that separates this film over the standard biopics is the performances of Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. They deliver simply flawless performances. The film is of course sad, dramatic and at times funny, and the soundtrack is excellent. Viewing this film opened by mind to Johnny Cash, and I therefore respect him more as a musician. I am a metalhead, and I can honestly say that Johnny Cash is one of the most impressive and talented musicians that ever lived. Walk The Line introduced me to Cash's music, and I was very impressed with the film and the music. Walk The Line may very well introduce you to Cash's life, but also it has the power to introduce to his brand of bluegrass, Blues and Country style of music. Walk The Line is a superbly crafted biopic, one of the best that I have ever viewed and after you watch it, you'll realize why this is a top notch film. Strong performances and a great soundtrack with terrific directing make Walk The Line a superb work of drama about one of the greatest musicians to ever grace the stage.