Very enjoyable — 6 years ago
Sure, this film seems to fall into the trap of focusing on the drug addiction and turmoil, but one can surmise those were formative years. I think this was a very enjoyable music and both Joaquin Phoenix and Rees Witherspoon did great work as the leads, including their singing. I recommend the flick unless you’re the highly critical type; then it’s your own call. ;-)
FWIW, this movie felt better paced and less over-dramatized than Ray did to me, though I admit I skipped part of that movie since it was dragging on so darn long.