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
The Top Selling singles chart shows Dewey's fictional hit song "Walk Hard" at #4; the 3 songs ahead of it are #1 You, You, You by The Ames Brothers, #2 No Other Love by Perry Como and #3 P.S. I Love You by The Hilltoppers - all of which were actual hits. See more »
During his show at the college for "little man", contemporary cars can be seen in the background. See more »
I don't need people around me, stifling me. So if you don't like it, there's the door.
Dewey, are you sayin' you don't need us no more?
Not unless you can open your minds... and learn to play the fucking theremin.
FUCK YOU, DEWEY!
Yeah, fuck you Dewey! In twenty years, not once have you thrown a woman my way. You don't think we like cheating on our wives too?
And you never once paid for drugs. Not once!
You pay that chimp more than you pay us! I had to borrow from the ...
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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 »
The extended version released on home video, "American Cox: The Unbearably Long Self-Indulging Director's Cut", runs at 2 hours long. 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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