I don't usually post others' best-of/essential film compilations, since there are too many of them to keep track of, but…
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The story of a man who could only count to #1
Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively, and slinging catchphrases like "Shake and bake!" But when a rival French driver coasts onto the track to challenge their records, they'll have to floor it to retain their top-dog status.
Because it had been that sort of day.
Walker and Texas Ranger Bobby > Walter Burgundy > Every other character in the history of cinema
"If you don't like Big Red, then fuck you."
It's self-indulgent and overlong. But Will Ferrell and John C Reilly always make a great team. The racing is exciting, and I'd forgotten about the appearance of the always wonderful Amy Adams. Watch out for Gary "Lumberg" Cole to steal every scene he's in. This movie just makes me happy.
And it also makes me want to watch "Days of Thunder".
I wish they would have further explored the ghost subplot.
So much better than Rush.
They need to shake & bake Ricky Bobby back onto the big screen once Ron Burgundy has had his comeback. I want more Nascar funnies.
Letter Grade: A
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Help me Tom Cruise!
- Ricky Bobby
Talladega Nights is a riotous, go-for-broke, racing comedy and also a rip-roaring parody of Days Of Thunder. Ricky Bobby is one of Will Ferrell's best comedic roles and the film also enabled John C. Reilly to indulge in full-goof mode for the first time.
About 1 hour of funny and 1 hour of boring. Way, way too long, but the funny parts are great. "But I just wanted you to know that. If you can hear me, if it got into your brain somehow. That I spread my buttcheeks as Mike Honcho."
This is a stupid movie for stupid people. So I guess I'm a bit stupid. I hated this movie the first time I saw it when it came out but after watching it many times I have to say I actually enjoy it.
This movie pokes fun at the racing community and in particular the culture surrounding it. This movie really appeals to people who laugh at the hillbilly culture as well as the hillbilly people who live this kind of lifestyle. The movie does a good job not to isolate any part of the audience and get too cruel.
The jokes are crude, random and often improvised. I feel as though the jokes land because of the strong comedic cast.
I'd sum up my movie experience in the words of Ricky Bobby :
"Well let's see. I got mauled by a cougar, I didn't learned nothing about driving, and my Crystal Gayle shirt is ruined"
I love this film as much as I love very thin pancakes.
Made me laugh out loud quite a bit. Lots of memorable quotes.
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