Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story

Jake Kasdan (2007)

15 Certificate


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John C Reilly showed his comic prowess as Will Ferrell's sidekick in Talladega Nights: the Ballad of Ricky Bobby and here he gets the opportunity to go it alone. Jake Kasdan's spoof biopic tells the story of singer Dewey Cox (Reilly), whose stratospheric rise through the music industry takes in teenyboppers, 1960s flower power (Dewey writes protest songs for midgets) and his eventual decline as drugs, sex (he sires 22 children) and old age take their toll. The likeable Reilly is in his element here - particularly in a memorable scene in which the ever-naive Dewey drops acid with the Beatles, prompting a Yellow Submarine cartoon interlude. Co-written by Kasdan and Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin) this is a hilarious pastiche of musical movies like Walk the Line and Ray. Teeming with skits and some very funny songs, the film also features cameos from the likes of Jason Schwartzman, Jack White and Paul Rudd.


A singer is transformed from naive country boy to the greatest rock 'n' roll legend of all time - with the traditional stand-bys of sex, drugs, failed marriages, falls from grace, spectacular comebacks and the love of a good woman along the way. Comedy spoof of music biopics, starring John C Reilly, Jenna Fischer and Raymond J Barry, and featuring appearances from Jack Black and Jack White.

Cast & Crew

Dewey Cox John C Reilly
Darlene Jenna Fischer
Sam Tim Meadows
Edith Cox Kristen Wiig
Pa Cox Raymond J Barry
L'Chai'm Harold Ramis
Ma Cox Margo Martindale
Theo Chris Parnell
John Lennon Paul Rudd
George Harrison Justin Long
Elvis Presley Jack White
Ringo Starr Jason Schwartzman
Schwartzberg David Krumholtz
Director Jake Kasdan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SonyGuidance: Swearing, sex scenes, nudity, drug abuse.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 18 Jan 2008