I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Whilst the story line seemed to be familiar the incidents also seemed kind of simialr from many different other films, it was very funny. If you accept the film for what it is and go along with it you will enjoy the ride! And no the right son did get killed!
I usually enjoy these type of movies, but this one just seemed a little bit forced. The humour lost its impact eventually because it became too much the same, predictable and obvious. The best part was the music, and the extra at the end about how they wrote and performed all the songs is worth looking at.
Got this on the recommendations. Had to write this straight away while I was still angry, only one reviewer got it right as far as we were concerned should have taken notice of priatepete.. What a shocker, we kept watching it in pain hoping it would get better but it didn???t. Realise it was supposed to be a satire and a parody of Johnny Cash and the 60???s in the style of Mel Brooks but it didn???t work, it was so feeble. Poor attempts at running jokes, terrible send-ups of Elvis, The Beatles and many more. The script simply had too much in it and it didn???t jell, I think I laughed twice and my wife once. How many times can you try and make a joke about COX. What a waste of Reilly???s talent. The director/writers tried so hard to match the wonderful Blues Brothers and Monty Python format but FAILED miserably, most of the time it was just plain stupid, and a total waste of time. Maybe I am just getting to old but I don???t think so. Dare you to hire it!!!!!
Average comedy that may get you through a Friday night. Some very funny scenes but not consistently funny throughout.
...Three and a half. At last an American comedy that is funny, especially for movie lovers. This spoof of the rags-to-riches rise of singing sensation Dewey Cox covers every cliche in the book and, maybe, creates some of it's own. John C Reilly at last gets a star turn and he milks it for all it's worth.
Almost consistently hilarious-and very, very silly this may not entertain everyone but it sure did me!!!
Hate to say it but "I love Cox".
Not sure whether this was good or not! At some points I was laughing, others I felt like turning it off. Basically a parody of 'Walk the Line' so no points for originality or storyline. But it does have a certain charm that makes it reasonably entertaining. I just canpt put my finger on what it is.
worth a watch for a laugh, just dont expect too much
this was great !! so much better than I anticipated ....some funny moments but the songs were so catchy and John C Reilly can sing !!!!
This is how parody movies should be done. Forget the "Meet the Spartans" and "Disaster Movie" garbage, this shows all the cliches of the music biopics and has plenty of huge laughs along the way. Some of the gags reduced as to tears of laughter, even though we knew they were coming. Some will find it a bit crass, but we loved it.
What a surprise package: some really great songs, and lots of fun too, as long as you don't take it all too seriously, as some of it is quite silly, befitting a spoof. The guy at the centre of the story sounds like a cross between Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash, and his approach to his (fictional) life - in Aussie comparisons - a bit like Johnny O'Keefe or Jimmy Barnes. The real irony is that the songs would surely have been big hits had they come out in the era of their sound.
By the numbers American comedy that parodies the music biopic, in particular, Walk The Line.
Funny in parts; quite dumb but without the dumb charm of Talladega Nights. Worth a look on a lazy hung-over Sunday if you want to switch off for a couple hours and don't mind seeing gags you have probably seen performed more humorously elsewhere.
From the opening scenes right through to the special features this film is pee ya pants funny. Brilliant dialogue, wonderful comic acting and even Johnny Cash would love the story line. Just crack the top off a beer, lean back in the recliner, leave your brain in another room and enjoy. Very highly recommended.
This movie is awesome. Funny from the word go, slows up in the middle but comes back strong. Great cast, great script, great production. Loved it.
He he he! Very very funny - I love Cox! ha ha ha!
The line between satire and parody is wonderfully blurred one of those rare laugh a minute experiences.
Spinal Tap meets Walk The Line. Eddie Vedder has rarely been funnier.
Certainly not one for the intellectuals but it certainly gets a laugh. Very funny, in a silly kind of way, and very entertaining.
Worth Watching - Same story line Talladega Night different character.
An overlooked gem, this movie is absolutely fantastic! Every moment of this film is funny, and is very heartfelt (in a twisted way). Well researched take on music idols (the Bob Dylan parody is my personal favorite) and with cameos from all the best American comedians, this movie is definitely a must-see!
Excellent movie worth getting out on Dvd when it comes out so funny