Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox StoryDecember 21, 2007
Singer Dewey Cox overcomes adversity to become a musical legend.
Release Year: 2007
Rating: 6.7/10 (35,041 voted)
Critic's Score: 63/100
Stars: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, David Krumholtz
The up-and-down-and-up-again story of musician Dewey Cox, whose songs would change a nation. On his rock 'n roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 36 kids, stars in his own 70s TV show, collects friends ranging from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp, and gets addicted to – and then kicks – every drug known to man; but despite it all, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman – longtime backup singer Darlene.
Writers: Judd Apatow, Jake Kasdan
Awards Show Stage Manager
John C. Reilly
Dewey – Age 8
Raymond J. Barry
(as David Honeyboy Edwards)
Jack Donovan Saperstein
(as Jack Saperstein)
(as Taylor Jamison Hubert)
Life made him tough. Love made him strong. Music made him hard.
Sony Pictures [United States]|
Release Date: 21 December 2007
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $6,257,174
(23 December 2007)
(13 January 2008)
Did You Know?
Dewey Cox breaks six sinks throughout the entire movie.
When Dewey's first wife is holding two babies telling him that he doesn't spend enough time with his kids, you can clearly see that one of the babies is a doll.
[referring to Dewey's Take my Hand song]
You think we don't know what you're talking about when you say "take my hand"?
What do you mean? It's about holding hands.
You watch your mouth.
You know who's got hands? The devil. And he uses them for holding.
Different style but another great one from Apatow gang
As a huge fan of the previous Apatow movies, I drove recklessly through
traffic to make it into an early screening of Walk Hard, and I'm happy
I did. I think this movie is a different direction for Judd and his
band, as it is more similar to Airplane in style than it is to Knocked
Up. But that impressed me that they took that risk and made it work —
and it definitely worked as me and the rest of the theatre were
laughing with regularity.
Without getting too much into the details of the movie because I hate
spoilers, the thing that made this movie great to me was the unexpected
humor. Like Airplane, there are a lot of times when you just don't see
the next line coming, and those are the best laughs. Besides John C.
Reilly in the lead role, who obviously got a lot of the funniest lines,
Tim Meadows as Dewey Cox's drummer really cracked me up, and Paul Rudd
as Jon Lennon cracked up the entire theatre.
It was definitely one of those movies where you're recalling a lot of
funny parts a day later. So while it may be a different type of movie
than the Apatow groups' other work, the sense of funny is still there,
and I think this is up there with the best comedies of the year.