I’m surprised to see that “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story” – from Judd Apatow, the hottest comedy writer in Hollywood – is having a horrible opening weekend. It’s the only comedy out there, and it ranks only No. 7 on the box-office Top 10.
I saw “Walk Hard” yesterday. I was amused by the first half of it, bored by the second half. And the songs are nowhere close to “Spinal Tap” standards.
Apatow and co-writer/director Jake Kasdan do have some fun with music-bio racial tropes; there’s a benevolent old bluesman and a couple of “juke joint” scenes.
I don’t know... maybe people just don’t wanna look at John C. Reilly for that long.