Friday, June 20, 2008

Movies: Walk Hard - The Dewey Cox Story

Another month, another Apatow-produced comedy, it seems, and "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" is bound to be a lesser entry in the huge line of R-rated comedy flicks that the Apatow team has cranked out. It's a musician biopic send-up:

To be honest, the movie was just...all right. It's not John C. Reilly's fault, either - he's a gifted character actor and he dives into the material with aplomb, but there just isn't much here to play around with. It's telling that the movie has a 120 minute extended DVD cut, as the theatrical cut pretty much hits the same jokes over and over.

Some of the bits are good, including celeb cameos from Jack Black and Jack White. But as a whole, the film isn't witty enough (especially when compared to stuff like "This Is Spinal Tap"). The songs (which ape not only Johnny Cash, but other musicians, too) are catchy and listenable, which was a great decision - it would've been tough to listen to bad parody.

Rating: 6/10


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