Dec 25, 2007

Walk Hard

It was Chinese food and a double feature as the Enchilada avoided celebrating the birth of Christ today in the time honored NY Jewish fashion.
After Sweeney Todd I saw Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
John C. Reilly can in fact, sing. He can also act. He can also be funny and winning. He is utterly sincere and affecting in this smart parody of the pop star biopics like Ray and Walk the Line, by writer Judd Apatow and writer/director Jake Kasdan. The movie is really a fun send up of the different periods of pop music from the birth of rock and roll to the sexagenarians doing reunion tours that we have today. The costumes are a hoot, the songs are right on target, and the jokes are raunchy, mischievous, crass and also totally on target. The performers are all delightful and the satire is just right.

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