Year of Release: 2007
Director(s): Jake Kasdan
Approx. Running Time: 96 minutes
My Rating: 2 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"Like KNOCKED UP and SUPERBAD, it'll make you laugh so hard your face will hurt."
-Christy Lemire, ASSOCIATED PRESS
One of the most iconic figures in rock history, Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) had it all: the women (over 411 served), the friends (Elvis, The Beatles) and the rock 'n' roll lifestyle (a close and personal relationship with every pill and powder known to man). But most of all, he had the music that transformed a dimwitted country boy into the greatest American rock star who never lived. A wild and wicked send-up of every musical bio-pic ever made, WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY is gut-busting proof that when it comes to hard rocking, living and laughing, a hard man is good to find.
"A truly inspired comic smash!"
-Pet Hammond, MAXIM
A good idea, but not all that well executed. This fake bio-pic seeks to spoof films like Walk The Line and Ray, but fails to get more than the occasional laugh. Dewey's constant destruction of dressing room/bathroom sinks (a la Joaquin Phoenix in Walk The Line) and his dad's frequent ranting that "the wrong kid died" get old really fast. As does the gratuitous nudity, but I suppose that is to be expected, considering the creative forces behind this movie.
Still, it has its moments and John C. Reilly does turn in a decent performance.
Rated R (MPAA)
2007 (Year of Release)