We got absolutely NO insight into Cash's songwriting.
NO insight into his storytelling.
NO insight into the recording of his classic hits.
NO insight into his musicianship.
NO insight into his career.
NO insight into Sun Records.
It was a chick-flick disguised as a biopic, which means it was 2 hours 15 mins of love story, with a song now and then. What a fucking gyp. I was so fucking bored by the end of it that I was getting angry.
The sad thing is, Cash's life is fascinating and the cast was fucking fantastic in their roles... but it gave us absolutely NOTHING about his MUSIC, and it's his MUSIC that made him great.
Here's a synpopsis of the film for you...
His brother died. He was in the army. He got married. Oh yeah, he sang a song or 2.
"June, will ya marry me?" "No."
"June, will ya marry me?" "No!"
"June, will ya marry me?" "I said NO!"
"June will ya marry me?" "Yes."
I just saved you all the time and expense to see this film.