The up-and-down and then up-again story of musician Dewey Cox, whose songs would change a nation. On his rock ‘n roll spiral, Dewey grows into a rock ’n’ roll icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman, his longtime backup singer Darlene.
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While I realize it's a silly comedy, WALK HARD pretty much hits on everything that's absurd and stupid about musician biopics, knocking on all the dramatic cliches that go into it. That, and the music is pretty great too.
Despite the incredibly poor taste of making comic hay out of Johnny Cash's brother's tragic, way-too-early, and doubtless traumatic death, this is an often hilarious mock riff on biopics and the music industry in general,...Cash rules everything around him (Spin magazine),
Silly and hilariously goofy. It's a guilty pleasure but worth checking out for the plethora of cameos, gags, and laugh out loud moments. It drags on, is prepubescent, and gets annoying, but that's also it's charm. It seems like everyone involved is having a blast. John C. Reilly is killer and deserves a lot of credit for keeping this from falling apart.
the only time I really laughed was when Ghostface Killah appeared singing... and the scene I really enjoyed was when Dewey was talking with the spirits, close to the end. it has some great music too. but it's not that good.