• Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Release Date: December 21st, 2007

DVD Release Date: April 8th, 2008

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Following a childhood tragedy, Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) follows a long and winding road to music stardom. 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).

Cast: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Raymond J. Barry, Kristen Wiig, Tim Meadows, Harold Ramis, Margo Martindale, Chris Parnell

Director: Jake Kasdan

Genres: Musical comedy , Comedy

Production Co: Nominated Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Rise , Underdog , Offbeat , Growing up , Prison , Wife , Relationships , 2000s , Hilarious

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    A pitch-perfect musical comedy that at long last moves the talented John C. Reilly up the billing ladder from second banana to top banana. show more

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    While it might not have the laughs-per-minute ratio of the "Naked Gun" movies (but then, what does?), it is a reliable titter generator for boomers and their echo boomlings. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Reilly is required to walk a tightrope; is he suffering or kidding suffering, or kidding suffering about suffering? That we're not sure adds to the appeal. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture