Posted: Mar 10, 2006 2:14 pm
I really didn’t want to see this movie. Ray sucked, Grand Theft Parsons made me lose faith in humanity, so I figure this would be just as bad, especially with the chosen cast.
Anyway… my girlfriend really wanted to see it… I got out of having to see it in the theatres, so I stopped fighting and we rented it last night.
I gotta say that it isn’t bad. I mean, there are some really dumb parts, and Phoenix can not sign Johnny Cash very well (but who can). Overall it was a good movie and I’m really pleased that they decided to just concentrate on Johnny & June’s love affair instead of muck up a buncha facts with Hollywood b.s.
I really wanted to hate Reese Witherspoon… but I gotta say, she did pretty good. I thought she killed on “Time's a Wastin” and I’m surprised how much better she looked in brown hair & simple 60’s dresses. Also, her accent (although overkill) sounded real (not like fake Hollywood Scarlet Ohara).
Anyway… I didn’t hate it. So lynch me.