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At Theaters: 12/21/2007 On Video: 4/8/2008
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 32 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 509918
Studio: Sony Pictures Inc.
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On his rock ‘n’ roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 22 kids and 14 stepkids, stars in his own ‘70s TV variety show, collects friends ranging from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp, and gets addicted to – and then kicks – every drug known to man… but despite it all, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman – longtime backup singer Darlene.
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Comedy - This is a parody of music biographies such as Ray and Walk the Line. Crude and suggestive humor, harsh language, and nudity make this one for adult moviegoers.
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Cast and Crew Heading
John C. Reilly YEAR OF THE DOG
Jenna Fischer THE OFFICE
Tim Meadows THE BENCHWARMERS, MEAN GIRLS, THE LADIES MAN
Kristen Wiig THE BROTHERS SOLOMON
Raymond Barry THE DEEP END
Wri/Dir: Jake Kasdan ORANGE COUNTY, ZERO EFFECT
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
Casting The Film
Writing The Music Of Dewey Cox
Filming The World Of Dewey Cox
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 19 F-words, 15 S-words, 3 GD's, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Male and female nudity, sometimes sex-based.
VIOLENCE: Comic hits and fighting.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, other drugs.
ACTION: A chase; some fighting.
COMEDY: Silly physical and verbal humor; suggestive humor.
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Based on an Exit Polling of 24 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
12
Very High
92%
13-19Teens (F)
1
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
6
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
2
Low
50%
30+Adults (M)
2
About 50/50
100%
30+Adults (F)
1
Very Low
0%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 24 moviegoers:Our volunteer review collectors weren't much interested in this movie so we weren't able to collect very many reviews. These few reviews show that teens are the main audience for "Walk Hard." Twentysomething males also enjoyed it as did one of the two adult males. Older females didn't care for this movie. I can only recommend it to teen and twentysomething males. There weren't enough female reviews to be helpful.


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Life for many in tiny Springberry, Alabama during the 1940s is fraught with hardship, misery, and poverty. The hand-to-mouth existence on a dingy farm outside of Springberry is even tougher, especially for a little boy named Dewey Cox (Conner Rayburn). The second of two Cox brothers, Dewey is cast in the shadow of his talented older brother, Nate (Chip Hormess), who is the apple of Pa Cox's (Raymond J. Barry) eye. During an ill-fated childhood game that features a razor-sharp machete, Nate is cut in half and Dewey is thrown into a deep funk that claims not only his innocence but also his sense of smell. Only his love for the blues and playing guitar rescues him from a life riddled with guilt and depression.

At age 14, a performance at a local talent show becomes a seminal moment as the crowd reacts to his innocuous song, "Take My Hand,” with wild abandon. Because of this, Dewey (now played by John C. Reilly) is forced to leave town with his new girlfriend, Edith (Kristen Wiig), to escape the scornful eye of Pa Cox and the harsh life of Springberry. Heading out into the world to pursue the promise of his music, Dewey and Edith soon marry and have a gaggle of children while Dewey's dreams of musical glory languish amid the diapers and unpaid bills as he continues to write songs that may never be heard.

While sweeping floors as the only white man in an African-American jazz club, Dewey gets his chance to perform when the headliner is unable to play one evening. Watching his triumphant performance of the blues standard "Mama, You Got to Love Your Negro Man” are record executives L'Chai'm (Harold Ramis), Mazeltov (Phil Rosenthal), and Schmendrick (Martin Starr), who arrange for Dewey to record a song at the famous Planet Records studio. There, Dewey performs "Walk Hard,” the song that would become his signature hit. He gains not only a recording contract but his first and only backing band: drummer Sam (Tim Meadows), whom he first met at the jazz club; guitarist Dave (Matt Besser); and bass player Theo (Chris Parnell).

The turbulent musical landscape of the 1950s becomes Dewey's playground. With a rapturous public hungry for rock ‘n' roll, Dewey climbs the stairway to stardom alongside such icons as Elvis Presley… but the more money he makes, the more his marriage to Edith suffers. Saddled with Dewey's many children as well as his growing menagerie of exotic pets (including a chimp, a giraffe, and a camel), Edith pays the price for every hit single, road trip, and house purchase.

Life on the road proves to be Dewey's heaven and hell. Now a proven rock ‘n' roll star, he succumbs to the evils of backstage life: alcohol, drugs, and dalliances. However, Dewey meets his match when Darlene Madison (Jenna Fischer) becomes his new background singer. As beautiful as she is pious, Darlene refuses to sleep with Dewey until they are wed. Dewey quickly makes Darlene the second Mrs. Cox – forgetting, of course, that he is still married to the first Mrs. Cox. When Edith discovers Dewey with Darlene, Dewey soon finds himself divorced from his first wife and estranged from his second.

Dewey hits rock-bottom and is jailed on drug charges, leading to his first of many bouts in rehab. Sensing that prison has changed him, Dewey's songs become political as he champions the causes of a new generation including midgets and women, and such. On a trip to India with the Beatles, he experiments with LSD for the first time. With his third eye wide open, Dewey enters a psychedelic period, during which he attempts to orchestrate a visionary new sound – complete with farm animals and a chorus of aborigines with didgeridoos – in a monstrous home recording studio. This inevitably leads to another breakdown and Darlene's own hard walk away from the man she can no longer abide. Though Dewey would again rise to the top with his own '70s variety show, he would, for decades more,

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