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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: A parody of the Musical Biopic genre, this is the story of fake musician Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly), his rise to fame, and his struggle against the temptations that come with it.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer, Raymond J. Barry, Kristen Wiig, Tim Meadows, Chris Parnell, Matt Besser, and a lot of great cameos that shall remain a surprise.

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketProceed with Caution. You will love this movie if you go with low expectations, AND are a college aged person, who has seen Walk the Line, and is stoned.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: Not in the same ballpark as Knocked Up or Superbad, but it's still funny. Especially if you're stoned.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: Getting stoned can bring up a lot of unlikely emotions... Which is why the writer of this blog does not recommend drug use of any kind, to anyone, under any circumstance, and denies all connection to any here-to-fore or afore-mentioned insinuations suggesting said highly illegal, not to mention sinful behavior, which may cause idiocy and loss of common sense. Furthermore, the writer of this blog has no experience with such substances, and has never inhaled.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: A song or two will get nominated. But they won't win. But only because the Academy isn't stoned. (And if we're honest, also because Eddie Vedder has the Best Original Song category tied up this year.)

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Broad and impassioned, exactly what you'd expect from a parody.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: Frame for frame stolen from Walk the Line for the first half. Not an insult, this was obviously the point. But don't forget to see Walk the Line first, if you want to play along. In totally unrelated directing kudos, Jake Kasdan gets points for strong use of male frontal nudity.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: The problem with biopics is that they're boring. So it's nice to see the genre being spoofed. On the flip side, this is still a biopic.

Q: Is there anything else worth mentioning about the movie?

A: A personal victory for me: they made fun of I'm Not There.

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RT said...

so ummm, were you stoned when you saw this?

Monique said...

I was not, but I was wishing I was... if I still did that sort of thing, that is :-)