Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
6.5/10 by 233 users

Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.

Release Date:December 21, 2007
MPAA Rating:R
Genres:Comedy, Music
Production Company:Columbia Pictures Corporation, Apatow Productions
Production Countries:United States of America
Director:Jake Kasdan
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Plot Keywords:music record, rock and roll, pop, hip-hop, fab four, blues, pop star, rapper, record producer, rock, music, music instrument, wedding, extramarital affair, aftercreditsstinger
  • Apatow nails it again
    December 16, 2007

    There is no doubt that Walk Hard is a great parody of the musician biopic as we know it today. The film is filled with rips and references to movies such as Walk the Line and Ray. Walk Hard does all of this very well, but also has its own brand of humor and jokes that stand on their own. From the time that the opening scene rolled, I knew that I was in for a treat.

    Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan show their comedic genius throughout the movie, whether it be through clever dialog between characters or the genuinely funny original songs. The music performed by Dewey Cox does a great job of parodying various styles, from Dylan to Brian Wilson.

    John C. Reilly is fantastic in his role as Dewey Cox and establishes himself as a solid leading man. I was also thoroughly impressed that he actually sang and played all of the music in the movie and did it well. Jenna Fischer's performance in Walk Hard may be just what her career needs right now. It's nice to finally see her breaking the mold that she has set for herself as Pam in The Office.

    Walk Hard also featured a wide range of current and former SNL stars, such as Kristin Wiig and Chris Parnell. In addition, some of the regulars from past Apatow films are also featured, but I don't want to ruin any surprises here.

    All in all, Walk Hard is a really solid comedy and a must see for any Apatow fans. If you are going to see Walk Hard, do yourself a favor and check out Walk the Line and Ray before going. It will make for a much more rewarding experience.