Film of the day: Walk the Line (2005)

Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line

Joaquin Phoenix gives as Oscar-nominated performance as musician Johnny Cash, with Reese Witherspoon starring as his musician wife June – a role for which Witherspoon won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Beginning with Cash in his childhood, we see his rise to fame, meeting with future wife June and his subsequent addiction problems. Until 2015, this was the highest grossing music biopic ever produced.

Walk the Line has fabulous performances from Phoenix and Witherspoon, and the film is worth a watch for this alone.

Walk the Line is on the Sony Movie Channel at 21.00.