Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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96 min. minutes | Rated R

I’m about to use a pseudo-witty critic cliché… wait for it… wait… Walk Hard walks a fine line. Boom. But it’s true. For the movie to be successful it was going to have to cleverly mock the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line (which I love) and in turn mock Johnny Cash himself without coming off as a big bully kicking a (literally) dead horse. Johnny and June Cash’s turbulent love story is practically sacred; Walk Hard (cowritten by Judd Apatow), meanwhile, is a goofy movie with dick jokes being delivered by cast members of SNL and The Office. The plot follows the rise, fall, and resurgence of an American music legend, Dewey Cox, who cheats on his wife, hooks up with his duet partner, loses her and wins her back, has tons of babies, does tons of drugs, and struggles to remain relevant. Ahem. But it’s really, really funny (if you like dick jokes), and it’s still funny even if you love Johnny Cash.

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Film Credits
Director
Jake Kasdan
Cast
John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Raymond J. Barry, Kristen Wiig, Tim Meadows, Harold Ramis, Margo Martindale, Chris Parnell, Matt Besser, David Krumholtz