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First Look: Judd Apatow's Walk Hard, Starring Jenna Fisher

First Look: Judd Apatow's Walk Hard, Starring Jenna Fisher

Ever since Judd Apatow had a fame explosion this summer with the release of Knocked Up (and the soon-to-be hit summer comedy Superbad), every project he has even remotely touched is splashed with his name. I predict Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, which Apatow co-wrote with Jake Kasdan, will be no different.

The comedy starring John C. Reilly and Jenna Fisher (with supporting characters played by Kristen Wiig, Tim Meadows and even an appearance by Jack White playing Elvis) spoofs musician biopics — specifically, of course, Walk the Line. However, with so much built up around Apatow's name, I wonder if everyone's hopes for this movie might be set a little too high. The trailer's not terrible, but it certainly doesn't come close to seeming as interesting or funny as Knocked Up or even 40-Year-Old Virgin were. The movie opens December 21, so to watch the trailer and tell me what you think of it,


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Hollywoodjess Hollywoodjess 9 years
I am kinda amazed that someone would actually let them spoof Walk the Line considering that was an amazing movie. I definately wont be seeing this because I dont think it's right to poke fun at johnny cash or the movie itself...i cant believe this is what hollywood has come to, they must be running out of ideas.
Choco-cat Choco-cat 9 years
Ok, I think it looks freaking hilarious, granted - one of those "dumb" comedies, but hilarious nonetheless.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
yes, thoroughly is Paul Rudd! HAWT!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i really like John C. Reilly but this seems a bit hmm...odd?! I don't know about the trailer, either - but maybe i'll be pleasantly surprised by this one!
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 9 years
Looks like it could be a good time. Was that Paul Rudd as John Lennon, or did I imagine that?! lol
sandri sandri 9 years
LOOKS HORRIBLE!!! Did any1 else notice that ELVIS is played by JACK WHITE from the White Stripes!! I hrt the man soo talented=D
Phasekitty Phasekitty 9 years
roseannadanna, I agree with everything you said except the Will Ferrell comment. I don't think Will Ferrell is always funny in everything he does, plus at least John C. Reilly can sing. In my book, he's much more talented than Will Ferrell. And no, slayer, that is definitely not Jenna Fischer singing.
roseannadanna roseannadanna 9 years
a few notes: 1.) It doesn't look very good initially, but the end of the trailer picks up. I think this is going to be a parody that might go over people's heads. 2.) I LOVE that jack white plays the elvis-y guy!! I'm going to see it for him, Kristen Wiig, and Jewel alone. 3.) Oh, and John C. Reily, Will Ferrell called. He wants his schtick back. But seriously, doesn't it seem like Will would have been the more suitable choice, perhaps making the funny in this trailer stand out more? I dunno, just my take.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
I don't think Jenna Fischer is going to be good in this. I LOVE her and I know it's just a trailer....but something seems off.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I might be one of the few however I though it looked fairly funny. I don't think it will live up to the other films Judd Apatow's released however it seems okay.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
John C. Reilly is so fug -- but sooo talented.
lintacious lintacious 9 years
i don't really think anyone should be poking fun at anything related to johnny cash.
splayer splayer 9 years
Disappointing. Do you think that's really Jenna Fischer singing?
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