Cadillac Owners Forum banner

1 - 20 of 25 Posts

·
Banned
1996 Fleetwood Brougham
Joined
·
7,237 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I took my grandmother to see this movie today. Excellent!! One of the best movies I've seen in many years.

Reese Whitherspoon has some pipes on her. She could be a country singer.

Don't get fooled about it's Johnny Cash story line. It's a tear jerking love story. It's also about sin and redemption.
 

·
Registered
'98 Buick Regal LS - '91 Caddy Seville - '87 Caddy Seville!
Joined
·
4,425 Posts
Joaquin Phoenix is one Hell of an actor, although I haven't seen him in this film yet. I understand that he did the singing in this film, in which he does quite a good impersonation of Cash.
 

·
Registered
1992 STS / 2005 MB G500 / 2003 STS / 2006 XLR-V
Joined
·
11,694 Posts
This film was so good me and my friend are not sure why we liked it so much. Certainly the performances were terrific, but there was just something about everything that was sincere and worked well in this movie. Phoenix does an absolutely terrific job as Cash and does indeed sing all the vocals himself. He actually lowered the timbre of his entire vocal range for this movie.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,483 Posts
Isn't Phoenix a PETA fanatic? Or am I off...I seem to remember his doing a Thanksgiving commercial last year where he said we should eat tofu turkeys...

I've heard Witherspoon pretty much pwned this movie...which is a good thing. I'll see it eventually, but Harry Potter is first:lildevil:
 

·
Registered
1992 STS / 2005 MB G500 / 2003 STS / 2006 XLR-V
Joined
·
11,694 Posts
Witherspoon almost quit several times because the singing was so intense and demanding. She enjoyed doing the movie but vowed never to sing again on Charlie Rose last night on PBS. She said many times she wanted to quit and many times the directors themselves didnt know if she was right, but they knew when it all came together she was the best pick for the part, and I agree.
 

·
Banned
1996 Fleetwood Brougham
Joined
·
7,237 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Playdrv4me said:
Witherspoon almost quit several times because the singing was so intense and demanding.
The last song in the movie, Jackson, she really let go ala June Carter. June had some gruffy blues deep down in her voice and everyonce in awhile it would come out. Reese did a great job of adding some of that gruff.

I've always like Reese, and this role has solidified her as a great actress in my book. :worship:

Too bad she won't sing again. :ill:
 

·
Registered
'05 Expedition
Joined
·
7,651 Posts
June wasn't a very good singer. And she didn't look anywhere near as good as Reese.

Just take a close listen to "If I Were a Carpenter" and you'll know what I'm talking about.
 

·
Registered
1989 Sedan DeVille is now just a fond memory ....
Joined
·
10,429 Posts
Her voice wasn't smooth and syrupy but she held her own in her own style as I recall.
 

·
Registered
'05 Expedition
Joined
·
7,651 Posts
Kev said:
Her voice wasn't smooth and syrupy but she held her own in her own style as I recall.
In an Appalachian, marry your cousin, kiss your sister kind of way...
 

·
Registered
just one
Joined
·
1,386 Posts

·
Registered
'05 Expedition
Joined
·
7,651 Posts
Well, I guess it's not an accident.

Since it was in response to something HRS said, and then again in response to my post, here's what I think is going on...

http://www.protroll.com/

Sorry AJ, not allowed anymore.
 
1 - 20 of 25 Posts
Top