Movie Review: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story


Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a borderline decent movie to watch.  The satirical film is based off “I Walk the Line”, a movie about Johnny Cash.  It may even make you laugh once or twice.  I didn’t particularly enjoy the movie.  The movie is based on the trials and tribulations of Dewey Cox from a young boy to an old man.  Lame jokes filled in the rest of the gaps.

Three reoccurring themes of humor are prevalent throughout the movie: Dewey cut his brother in half,  Dewey lost his sense of smell, and Dewey doing drugs.  The first two get boring real fast, yet it gets brought up again and again.  The drug scenes are funny only because of Tim Meadows’ performance.

The acting wasn’t very good, but that’s never a critical part for comedy films.  Unfortunately, being funny is a critical part of comedy.  Most of the jokes in the movie were teenage level sexual innuendos.  The surname of Cox sounds like cocks, leading someone to say “I want Cox!”  The word Hard also got excess attention by the writers.

As with other recent movies written by Judd Apatow, this movie is rated R, for drug use, sexual activity, and nude scenes.  I was fine with the drug use and the sexual activity, but the male nude scenes detracted from the movie.  I docked them points for showing the male penis.

Score: C+


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