John C. Reilly was mostly known as the guy who played alongside Will Ferrell in various masterpieces like Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. A strong side-kick and straight man, he was pretty instrumental in being a foil to his various chararcters and giving them depth.
Someone decided to give him the headline in a film, and the result is legend.
This is the kind of film where at the beginning you see what is clearly backstage at a huge, huge concert - and an old, Johnny Cash style man standing facing a concrete wall, with his hand against it, almost praying. "He's going on in two minutes!" "Hold on, son, he has to go through his entire life story in his head first."
Reilly plays "Dewey Cox", a young man from Alabama who as a boy wanted nothing but to play on his farm with his…