Literally one of the funniest movies ever made. The up-and-down-and-up-again story of musician Dewey Cox, whose songs would change a nation. And there is nothing that you can do, here in this room. Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan's uneven parody strikes out as often as it nails the cliches of Hollywood music biopics, but veteran character actor John C. Born into Alabama poverty, little Dewey grows up in the shadow. Walk Hard is a 1997 musical comedy that was produced and written by Jake Kasdan and Judd Apatow. Reilly is electrifying as Dewey, who weathers three decades of musical trends and several lifetimes worth of Behind the Music debauchery.
But as fun as it is to watch all these actors goof around, the star of the show is Reilly, whose Dewey Cox is a fully realized character—an even better performance than. If other films fail to portray the music industry accurately, then Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story makes things even worse. And damn, are those songs great. When I was a kid we had Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Porky's. Reilly follows a long and winding road to music stardom.
And because Hollywood likes to bury its commercial failures, most people will skip over what is, by far, the best movie Apatow produced in that era: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. The portrayal of the budding sixties music industry is highly entertaining but slapstick funny and even more honest than some real film documentaries about the era. Reilly in the title role and is a surreal and psychedelic story that is loosely based on the life of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. But behind the music is the up-and-down-and-up-again story of a musician whose songs would change a nation. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story shows how an ordinary man can rise to great things, even if he does all of them the wrong way. The film also parodies the lives of other rock legends like Brian Wilson, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and the Big Bopper, at least in brief elements throughout the motion picture.
Beginning in the mid-1940s and continuing into the present, Dewey Cox goes on a Forrest Gumpian tour that includes fateful encounters with musicians like Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles—all played by stars whose identities I won't spoil doing purposefully, hilariously awful impersonations. Walk Hard stars John C. I cannot recommend this movie highly enough. It takes a lot of talented, knowledgable, passionate people to put together a truly great spoof with this much specificity and care. From the tragic death of his brother in an accidental machete incident to unfortunate meetings with rock icons like the Beatles, Dewey Cox is destined for humiliation and stardom. Stop your singing this instant, young man! Great music as well as amazing acting.
Dewey perseveres through changing musical styles, an addiction to nearly every drug known and bouts of uncontrollable rage, until finally, he wins the heart, but not necessarily the body, of his loyal backup singer, Darlene Jenna Fischer. John C Reilly comes into a class A acting role with this one. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. It makes fun of the whole folk, country, and rock era of the early sixties through the later 20th century, all from the viewpoint of unwitting musical star Dewey Cox. .
Reilly follows a long and winding road to music stardom. That's just a terrible, terrible, terrible. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story watches as the would-be artist Dewey Cox tells the story of his life. Musical parody is deceptively tricky. Reilly as Dewey Cox, a musician whose career winds through decades of music history, in a barbed but affectionate parody of awards-baiting biopics like Ray and Walk the Line. Dewey perseveres through changing musical styles, an addiction to nearly every drug known and bouts of uncontrollable rage, until finally, he wins the heart, but not necessarily the body, of his loyal backup singer, Darlene Jenna Fischer. If you'd just let me play one of my songs that I wrote, I think you'd like it a whole lot better.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 96 min Following a childhood tragedy, Dewey Cox John C. Walk Hard's arrival on today is the perfect excuse to get all your friends together to watch it. It would be great if it was a movie that kids could enjoy as well, but that is my only complaint. Still nothing about Walk Hard is completely inaccurate, from the viewpoint of rock music and limelight. I will not have this in my studio! This is a hilarious movie, and I suggest watching it repeatedly since there will be a lot of things you will catch and fall over laughing at if you understand the movie at all. The film stars John C. .
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