If you are looking for a good comedy in recent time, I would strongly recommend Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story – 2007. This movie is a musical comedy which just simply tells about the life story of a fictional singer (Dewey Cox) who gains all the fame and fortune, yet simultaneously messes up his life by abusing drugs.
And here are the main reasons why I keep watching it for so many times:
– Good acting from all characters, especially John C. Reilly as Dewey Cox and Jenna Fischer as Darlene Madison.
– The musical work is fine.
– The movie pretty much reflects accurately 2 things. The first reflection is about all the major changes in terms of culture, art forms and music in the United States through a long period of time. The second impression is how different art forms and music are related to different types of drugs that are used.
– And finally, it is very American … it is very theatrical.
Here is one clip in the movie, of the song “Let’s duet” (funny lyrics), when Dewey Cox meets Darlene Madison and finds that she can be his dream duet/soul-mate, not his current wife Edith:
And check out Jack White as Elvis in the movie: