Part of Music City Mondays.
A sendup of just about every popular 20th century musical male icon that one can muster, the up-and-down-and-up-again story of musician Dewey Cox (John C. Reilly) profiles the man whose songs would change a nation. On his rock ‘n roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 36 kids, stars in his own ‘70s TV show, collects friends ranging from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp, and gets addicted to — and then kicks — every drug known to man. Despite it all, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman — longtime backup singer Darlene Madison (Jenna Fischer).
“Not since THIS IS SPINAL TAP have I had such a good time watching amiable idiocy stumble on toward uncertain glory.” —Richard Schnickel, TIME “A pitch-perfect musical comedy that at long last moves the talented John C. Reilly up the billing ladder from second banana to top banana.” —Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter