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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
John C Reilly
Jack White
Jenna Fischer
Justin Long
Jason Schwartzman
Jack Black
Paul Rudd
John Michael Higgins
Kristen Wiig
Tim Meadows
Directors
Jake Kasdan
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Judd Apatow
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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Watch out, Johnny Cash – there’s a new tortured megastar in town


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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Plot
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….


Verdict
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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