Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Life made him tough. Love made him strong. Music made him hard.


Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
A spoof of recent music-idol movies, featuring a fictitious pop star named Dewey Cox. From his humble beginnings, he rose to stardom, morphing his style along the way to suit whatever was popular at the time. He rubbed shoulder with a host of well-known pop stars, and had a torrid affair with one of his backup singers. Note the age restrictions, the humour is sometimes crude. Reviews have been average-to-good, so I suppose it depends on your personal taste.

94 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity).
Comedy, Musical.
Beat this, Johnny Cash!
Beat this, Johnny Cash!

Credits

Cast
John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Raymond J. Barry, Margo Martindale, Kristin Wig, Chip Hormess, Conner Rayburn
Director
Jake Kasdan
ScreenplayJudd Apatow, Jake Kasdan
MusicMichael Andrews
CinematographyUta Briesewitz
EditingTara Timpone, Steve Welch
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2007
Produced byAoatow Productions, Columbia Pictures, GH Three, Nominated Films, Relativity Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageStrong
NudityStrong
SexStrong
ViolenceMild
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsSatirical comedy about the pop music industry with strong drugs, nudity and sex scenes but in entirely comic context.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
4
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Debashine Thangevelo
1
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
10
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconThis is a ballsy production that makes for reasonably entertaining fare.
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
BBC
Nev Pierce quote iconCrude but somehow charming.
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThis is the weakest of the three 2007 comedies to which Apatow has attached his name. For those who enjoy the saturation style of humor and appreciate the way in which parody is not pushed too far into the absurd, Walk Hard is not without merit.
13
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconThe tricky thing about parody movies is that the jokes get old fast and they're hit-and-miss. Walk Hard, a spoof of every musical biopic from Ray to Walk the Line, is guilty on both counts. How lucky that when the jokes do hit, they kick major ass.
13
ScreenIt
quote iconThe result is a film that has a few winning and entertaining moments, but ultimately feels like a Will Ferrell comedy and/or a Saturday Night Live skit that managed to grow out of control like some movie monster on steroids.
9
Metacritic.com
32 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
128 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA parody with stellar performances and clever original music.
15

What the People say

Internet
7288 Netizens quote iconHysterical and Clever movie!
14

Average .. 60%

12




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