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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Special Edition) back to product details

John C. Reilly Plays a 14-Year-Old!
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written by talltale April 5, 2008 - 7:14 AM PDT
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Fabulously funny: I have not laughed this much in a long while. Is the reason for WALK HARD's box-office failure because it made such nasty, dead-on fun of that awarding-winning and nearly unwatchable piece of trash, "Walk the Line"? Maybe. Whatever--John C. Reilly, Margo Martindale and a supremely spot-on cast do justice to this story of the most famous male country singer who never lived.

Director and co-writer (with Judd Apatow) Jake Kasdan ("The TV Set," "Zero Effect") does a remarkable job of capturing the different decades that Dewey passes through, as well as satirizing them all with an attitude that combines goofy/silly with surreal/deadpan. Kudos all 'round. What a surprise treat this movie is--particularly given its less-than-lukewarm reception from critics and audiences upon the theatrical release. Well, millions of happy viewers will decide otherwise from their living rooms!

Note: my local video store displayed the box for the "Two-Disc Unrated Edition" but when I arrived home, there was only one disc, which lasted around 90 minutes, so I think I saw the theatrical release. If the additional footage is as good (or better) than the original, however, I may have to rent again.

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