This is going to be a really quick review because this is an old film at this point. I never got around to watching it, but thankfully I have Netflix, the king of movies I never got around to watching.
Walk Hard is a clear parody of Walk the Line, a biopic about Johnny Cash. But Hard doesn’t stick just to making fun of Cash. The whole music scene of the 50s to the 80s gets a good ribbing. Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, all gets jokes thrown at them as Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) turns from good ol boy to drug snorting rock star.
It’s ridiculous, and it’s clearly meant to be since the defining moment of Dewy Cox’s life is that he cuts his brother in half with a machete at age 10. But if anyone can pull it off, it’s John C. Reilly, a gift from god to us lowly peasants. He’s just a delight. Also, Tim Meadows is so funny, it pains me that he isn’t in more things.
This movie is stupid, but there’s fun to be hard. A little too long for a comedy of it’s nature, but that’s Judd Apatow for you.
2.5 out of 4 stars.