Sunday, November 03, 2013
1933 - Walk Hard: The Dewey Coxe Story
I saw this film in theatres and haven't revisited it - one thing that surprised me was the amount of cameos in the film, or at least they'd be considered that now - the little bit parts with Ed Helms and Craig Robinson, the inspired casting for both the Beatles and Elvis - even that alone make it worth watching.
When I first saw this I hadn't see the American version of The Office yet, so the thing that leaped out at me here was Jenna Fischer. I fell in love with her the first time I watched this. I thought that she was easily one of the most beautiful women on the planet - first because she's ridiculously attractive, especially in this film - but also because her comedy timing and chops are sensational. It's been a delight to watch her since then - I'd love the chance to work with her.
This film still holds up - the comedy is over the top - but it sure does take a piss on bio pics - which I recall there was a plethora of around that time, so good on them. The music is sharp, the attention to the time periods as well. It's a really enjoyable flick that's funny and smart at the same time. If you've never seen it and you're a music lover, or just a lover of comedy that's a bit over the top, look no further!