Movie Review: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Walk Hard is yet another Judd Apatow genre film. Now some of you may be saying that John C. Reilly, albeit a great actor, isn't really that big of a name to be the star of his own film. This may be the reason why this movie didn't go on to rave success like Superbad or Knocked Up. However, whatever you may think of him, he does fit the role of Dewey Cox, perfectly. Reilly does a perfect blend of being a doof while also maintaining the ideal of the rock star.
Now, Walk Hard isn't the best of Apatow flicks (I'll say Apatow even though he isn't directing it). However, it does have funny and brash moments. The entire film is a satire and somewhat parody of coming of age rock stars, and borrows heavily from the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line.
What is great about this film is that it exaggerates characters to a certain degree, but not as far as it in order to become a Naked Gun movie. Yes, it's stupid, but it still does keep its sanity and doesn't go overboard in that direction. Even though Walk Hard isn't the funniest film of the year, it does make the time go by entertainingly.
3 out of 5

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