How Joaquin Phoenix did not win an Oscar for this role defies all logic. For the singing alone he deserved it, but his performance was so much more than that. Ditto Reese Witherspoon, whose portrayal of June Carter elevates this movie from music biopic to timeless love story. (At least she snagged a shiny little bald guy to put on her mantel.) The duo sound good enough to listen to sans visuals--check out the soundtrack CD, particularly the song It Ain't Me Babe, plus an album from the real Johnny and June, both feature picks in my Amazon store this month.

DIVA DVD: Walk the Line

"Use the good china for breakfast."