‘Walk Hard’ Is As Stupid As (But Better Than) You Think

This non-blockbuster biopic spoof was the first chink in the armor of the Judd Apatow Comedy-Industrial Complex — but see it anyhow! The movie’s pacing isn’t so hot and there are some clumsy running gags, but when it hits, like with its music-history homages/send–ups — Cox as Freewheelin' Bob Dylan: “Mailboxes drip like lampposts in the twisted birth canal of the coliseum”; Cox as Pet Sounds–era Brian Wilson: “I want 50,000 didgeridoos!” — it’s pure rental gold.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Sony Pictures

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