I have to admit, this dvd threw me in terms of the fact that it shattered my Dreams. Growing up I had images of Johnny Cash as this sexy, handsome Man with an unusually croaky voice. In my fantasies he was all this & more But the reality of the type of person he was in the movie woke me up! I did Enjoy the actor Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of Johnny they found the perfect Actor for the part. I do believe you have to be a fan of the singer in order to Enjoy this movie.