Walk Hard's Hilarious For Your Consideration Ads

November 28, 2007
Source: Defamer

I'm sure you've heard of the idea of movie studios running full page advertisements in Hollywood magazines like Variety and Hollywood Reporter pushing movies for Academy Awards consideration. They're an attempt to persuade the thousands of Academy members to take notice and to, for that matter, even pick up a screener and watch their movie "for consideration." Well, Sony Pictures and John C. Reilly have taken the whole Oscar game and spiced it up with a few "for your consideration" ads of their own for the upcoming Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. I'll be damned if these aren't some of the funniest things I've seen in a while!

Both of these actually come courtesy of Defamer (via SlashFilm), as one was published in Variety and the other in Hollywood Reporter. Even though I've looked at it hundreds of times now, I still can't help myself from laughing out loud every time I look at this ad and read what it has to say. I just think of John C. Reilly saying the line "Patrick Duffy took a beating!" from the Walk Hard trailer and hearing him yell out, "In every category you got!"

Walk Hard's For Your Consideration Ad

Walk Hard's For Your Consideration Ad

The second one (below) was released earlier in Variety and just shows John C. Reilly flipping everyone (including you) the bird. If you haven't seen it, you NEED to watch the second red band trailer that was released. It delivers even more laughs than these two ads and I'm immediately sold off that trailer alone.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story arrives in theaters on December 14th. It's directed by Jake Kasdan (Orange County, "Freaks and Geeks") and written by both Kasdan and comedy powerhouse Judd Apatow.

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