• 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: Comedy , Musical comedy

Production Co: Nominated Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    This kind of parody is hard to sustain for an hour and a half, and "Walk Hard" does gets wearying at times. But the humor is so outrageous, the original music so much fun and Reilly so good - both while hamming it up in the role and in singing the songs - that it's irresistible. show more

  • 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

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Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture