Namely, Walk Hard. Great? No. Good funny dumb humor? Yes, exactly, and on that level a perfect success. Someone on ILX openly wondered whether or not Judd Apatow was essentially going to cast the same people in his movies over and over again and that’s probably accurate. But John C. Reilly assayed the role with the appropriate gusto and his singing voice is pretty damn sharp. Tanked at the box office over the weekend, though — pity, Reilly deserves better. Hopefully the next film, whatever it is. (And getting Jackson Browne, Jewel, Lyle Lovett and Ghostface on the same stage together, in a way, was pretty WTF — but not so much as Jack White’s bizarro Elvis…though imagine if they had got Bruce Campbell in for that.)
Anyway, my sis loved it, my dad enjoyed it, I loved it and my mom avoided it. About what I would have guessed!