WALK THE LINE
FRIDAY, 9.35pm, RTE1
You don’t have to be a country music fan to enjoy this excellent biopic of Johnny Cash, starring Joaquin Phoenix.
It examines his career and turbulent relationship with his future wife, June Carter (Reese Witherspoon).
James Mangold’s story is formulaic, but it is a thrilling account of the singer’s early career and fiery courtship of Carter.
The pill-popping, heavy-drinking Man in Black is brilliantly portrayed by Phoenix, but Witherspoon won most of the plaudits.