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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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Source: Catholic News Service

Cleverly satiric but excessively crude "mockumentary" about the life of the titular rock star (John C. Reilly) who must overcome the enmity of his father (Raymond J. Barry), the complaints of his sequential wives (Kristen Wiig and Jenna Fischer) and the lure of a druggie band mate (Tim Meadows) as well as various career detours in his rise to fame. Director Jake Kasdan's film is at times a genuinely funny sendup of the music industry and of recent social trends, but succumbs to the outrageous. Graphic sexual activity, full frontal male, upper female and rear nudity, adultery, bigamy, implied group sexual activity, much sexual humor including risque song lyrics, some irreverent humor, frequent rough and crude and some crass language, drug use, approval of drugs and highly suggestive dancing. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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