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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Special Edition) (2007)

Cast: John C. Reilly, John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, more...
Director: Jake Kasdan, Jake Kasdan
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Studio: Sony Pictures
Genre: Comedies, Parodies, Mockumentary, Musicals
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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Synopses
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Special Edition) (2007)
Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan team up to take the swagger out of the traditional music biopic with this look at the troubled life of fictional music legend Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly). Apatow and Kasdan both write and produce, while Freaks and Geeks and Orange County director Kasdan steps into the director's chair. Dewey Cox is a rock & roll legend whose songs have the power to shake a nation. Despite the fact that Cox's career has been something of a roller coaster ride, the fact remains that he never went out of style in the eyes of his many adoring fans. He's rubbed elbows with everyone from Elvis Presley to the Beatles, ingested every drug known to man (often in doses large enough to kill a healthy horse), starred in his own television show, and slept with hundreds of women, yet somehow he still finds the time to write some of the best-known songs ever to hit the airwaves. Now, after being married multiple times and fathering enough offspring to populate a small island nation, this musical icon continues to turn out the hits while attempting to win the heart of his beautiful backup singer Darlene (Jenna Fischer). While no one doubts that Dewey Cox will continue to dominate the airwaves, does this larger-than-life superstar really have what it takes to avoid the temptations of the rock & roll lifestyle and finally settle down with one woman? ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Special Edition) (Bonus Disc) (2007)
Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan team up to take the swagger out of the traditional music biopic with this look at the troubled life of fictional music legend Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly). Apatow and Kasdan both write and produce, while Freaks and Geeks and Orange County director Kasdan steps into the director's chair. Dewey Cox is a rock and roll legend whose songs have the power to shake a nation. Despite the fact that Cox's career has been something of a roller coaster ride, the fact remains that he never went out of style in the eyes of his many adoring fans. He's rubbed elbows with everyone from Elvis Presley to The Beatles, ingested every drug known to man (often in doses large enough to kill a healthy horse), starred in his own television show, and slept with hundreds of women, yet somehow he still finds the time to write some of the best-known songs ever to hit the airwaves. Now, after being married three times and fathering enough offspring to populate a small island nation, this musical icon continues to turn out the hits while attempting to win the heart of his beautiful back-up singer Darlene (Jenna Fischer). While no one doubts that Dewey Cox will continue to dominate the airwaves, does this larger than life superstar really have what it takes to avoid the temptations of the rock and roll lifestyle and finally settle down with one woman? ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Special Edition) (2007)
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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Special Edition) (Bonus Disc) (2007)
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John C. Reilly Plays a 14-Year-Old! 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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Over The Top & Out Of This World !!!
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Just when you thought you've seen it all, here is something completly different. Movies that are off beat, over the top, or just plain "campy". Recomended for a Friday or Saturday night.
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