The up-and-down-and-up-again story of musician Dewey Cox, whose songs would change a nation. On his rock 'n roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 36 kids, stars in his own 70s TV 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. Written by
After Darlene (Jenna Fisher) and Edith (Kristen Wiig) both walk out on Dewey in the hotel room, the way Dewey chases after them down the street is a parody of the T1000 running in Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991). See more »
When Darlene is talking to Dewey about quitting the LSD in the studio, Sabian drum cymbals are clearly seen in the background. This scene was supposed to take place in 1966; the company was not founded until 1980. See more »
And that's when I learned that Quaaludes and waterskiing do not mix.
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After the credits there is a black&white clip of Dewey Cox performing Walk Hard in 2002, with the words "The actual Dewey Cox" See more »
I must admit that I went into this one already thinking it would be another home run by Apatow and the gang. And they did not disappoint. John C. Reily has turned in his most comedic performance to date which is something considering his roles in Talledega Nights and Boogie Nights.
Johnny Cash probably is rolling in his grave, but in laughter and not dismay. There are just too many classic moments in this film to label it as a long SNL skit as others have done. IT IS A MUST SEE!
I think any review can be summed by saying that this is a comedy rock biopic in the spirit of Spinal Tap with the biting wit of a Mel Brooks film. Just Classic.
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