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Walk the Line

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). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 136
Theater Release: 17 Nov 2005
Video Release: 02 Feb 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Walk the Line Rated PG-13?


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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