Before being honoured at a rock’n’roll awards show, legendary rocker Dewey Cox (Reilly) reflects on his troubled past. As a child, he accidentally cut his talented brother in half with a machete, but his promise to be excellent in life for the both of them has proven hard to keep….
John C Reilly just about holds together a funny but patchy comedy that puts a ten-megaton bomb under the cliched rock biopic – and never detonates it.
Reviewed by Damon Wise
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