My Thoughts on Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

This year’s holiday season is jam packed with films I’d like to see, so here is the third film I’ve seen within a week’s timespan (with at least one or two more planned before the end of the holidays).

This has been a killer year for producer/director Judd Apatow, whose films Knocked Up and Superbad became hits during the summer.

While those two movies were straight-up comedies, Walk Hard is a satire and that’s the reason for me why it’s not as good.

I found the story interesting and the songs were actually quite good. However, when it came to jokes, I found the film was lacking. I think the film was trying to point out the absurdity of biopics and the result was really hit or miss. There are times when I would let off a bit of a giggle, however I never once broke out laughing (which is something I expect to do when I go see a comedy).

In the end I believe Judd Apatow should stick to original comedies instead of doing more satires. I think that is where his strength is.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).