The Music Man: Capsule Review for "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" DVD

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Walk Hard is a biopic of fictional rock legend, Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly). It takes you through his life, from women and drugs to his early childhood trauma to more drugs. The film plays like your average spoof, though there are nice variations on other biopics, from Walk the Line to I’m Not There. But a lot of the jokes tend to fall flat. Cox goes through many, many women, and takes many, many drugs. However, the best part of the film is when Cox talks with the Beatles. Jenna Fischer, from TV’s The Office, plays Cox’s second wife, Darlene Madison, and she does it quite well. Her one and only song, “Let’s Duet”, was actually performed by another person, Angela Correa. The film was produced by Judd Apatow. However, there are cool cameos by Jewel, Jackson Browne, Lyle Lovett, and the Temptations. The special features include featurettes on the music and the making of the film, a stupid commercial for sausages, full song performances, and song demos.
Film: C+
Special Features: C-
Overall: C
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