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Overall B

Joaquin Phoenix walks the line as Johnny Cash in this biopic about the famous country singer. The script focuses on the pitfalls and pinnacles of the performer's career, including his turbulent temper, battle with addictions and relationship with June Carter (Reese Witherspoon).

Violence B
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use D+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some language, thematic material and depiction of drug dependency.

Why is Walk the Line rated PG-13?

Official MPAA Rating: Walk the Line is rated PG-13 for for some language, thematic material and depiction of drug dependency.

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Throughout his life, Johnny is subject to the violent and critical outbursts of his disapproving father who blames his son for much of his own heartbreak. As a man, Johnny deals with life’s disappointments in much the same manner, throwing items and destroying property. His own young daughters witness a marital argument between their parents that turns physical. Often relying on profanities to express themselves, many of the characters also depend on alcohol and illegal drugs chased down by alcohol to deal with the endless road trips and the challenges of rising stardom. Although June helps rescue Johnny from his addictions, their relationship (and his on-tour infidelities) contribute to the demise of his first marriage.

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