1 videodisc (ca. 135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.39:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 DTS, Dolby 5.1 surround, Dolby surround (French and Spanish).
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); closed-captioned.
Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Dallas Roberts, Dan John Miller, Larry Bagby, Shelby Lynne, Tyler Hilton, Waylon Payne, Shooter Jennings.
Director of photography, Phedon Papamichael ; art directors, John R. Jensen, Rob Simons ; editor, Michael McCusker ; music, T-Bone Burnett ; costume designer, Arianne Phillips ; production designer, David J. Bomba.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some language, thematic material and depiction of drug dependency.
Traces Johnny Cash's childhood, including his distant father to his early attempts at a music career. At this point in his life he marries his girlfriend Vivian. During a tour with singer/musicians Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, he encounters singer June Carter, and his love for her, and her rejection of him through the years, spurs him into drugs, drinking, and depression. June is both a sassy spitfire singer whose charm breaks hearts and eventually becomes a sympathetic friend who tries to help Johnny get over her. A true love story of two country music stars.
Academy Awards (2006): Best Actress (Witherspoon)
Golden Globes, USA, 2006: Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Joaquin Phoenix); Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Reese Witherspoon)