January 11, 2008

Walk Hard: Fucking Hilarious

Judd Apatow must be the king of Hollywood, because apparently everyone is lining up to kiss his ring and feast on fish heads with him. Ensemble cast might not be the right word to describe the ridiculous number of celebrity cameos in this movie.



These people were all in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Tim Meadows, Chris Parnell, Jack Black, Jack White, Frankie Muniz, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Matt Besser, Harold Ramis (Egon), Jason Schwarzman, The Temptations, Lyle Lovett, Jewell, Eddie Vedder, Ed Helms, Craig Robinson, Justin Long (from the Mac/PC commericals).

Walk Hard is directly a parody of recent films about music legends, Walk The Line and Ray for example, but it is also a spoof on the history of rock. In about an hour and a half Dewey becomes addicted to cocaine and speed, goes to jail and rehab, then relapses and becomes addicted to LSD and PCP via a spiritual meeting with the Beatles, and goes to jail and rehab again. He manages to sire five children by the time he is 15, and the way the babies keep appearing out of nowhere without ever getting older is hilarious. By the end, Dewey has fathered an entire orchestra (like Bill Brasky might have).

I couldn't help but notice one scene that was directly out of Magnolia (which John C. Reilly was also in). In the latter half of Walk Hard, Dewey Cox is interviewed by Jane Lynch (Paula from 40 Year Old Virgin). Cox bears an uncanny resemblance to Frank T.J. Mackey.


Unlike another rockumentary-mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap, the original Dewey Cox songs, while rather epic, just weren't that funny, except for the duet that started out with him saying, "In my dream you were blowing me [long pause] kisses."
My movie instincts were right again. This movie is hilarious. See it.

By the way, Jenna Fischer is fucking hot in Walk Hard and also semi-nude in some magazine. Please marry me Jenna.

1 comments:

pops said...

good review. jenna fisher definitely is superbly hot.