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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.
"His paralysis is psychosomatic."
McKay's best (and best-looking) movie. Not like stubborn American masculinity isn't a fairly soft target but this is a solid diagnosis, especially for a relatively tightly structured comedy that still maintains the loose Apatow improv-y style. Also consistently hilarious on top of whatever all that bullshit means.
i want to fuck sacha baron cohen
Whether viewed as a send-up or celebration of certain red state sensibilities, Adam McKay's "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" is a rock solid comedy. Boasting color, wit, and an infectious comic energy, the Will Ferrell-starring sports-comedy is entertaining blast of deep-fried, high-octane fun.
Revolving around Ferrell's NASCAR racing Ricky Bobby, the story follows the rise, fall, and redemption the world-famous driver. Built around standard-issue sports film beats, the narrative makes the ideal foundation for the satire, goofiness, and committed comic shenanigans.
McKay assembles another worthy comedy, using his favorite leading man, Ferrell, to winning effect. Ferrell gleefully anchors the screen, sells the film's mix of high-volume emotions, and, otherwise, delivers yet another memorable character. The production is crisp, and Ferrell's costars are well-placed.
"Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" is a worthy sports-comedy whose raucous ridiculousness results in an effortlessly enjoyable experience. Its southern-fried wit and knowing silliness punctuate the entire appealing and uproarious affair.
Because it had been that sort of day.
Review In A Nutshell:
Though overstuffed genre of comedy, one is bound to run into examples of failures that would leave one in deep self-loathing and pity, knowing that time spent in watching the film could have been used in something more productive and educational. But I never thought such a catastrophe could come from Adam McKay, the same man who incorporated intelligent ideas in nonsensical silliness in Anchorman, but here in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a film that takes on a far more traditional approach, as it witnesses the ups and downs of its protagonist, played by Will Ferrell, conveying the sense of growth that would ultimately lead to reflection and a goal of self-redemption.…
Walker and Texas Ranger Bobby > Walter Burgundy > Every other character in the history of cinema
shake and bake
would you believe me if i said this movie is one of those movies i associate with my childhood
Enjoyed this movie more than I'd like to admit. Really stupid, irreverent humor, but some good laughs throughout.
let amy adams 2k16 begin.
man this movie sure is fuckin stupid
Didn't think I'd like this, just as funny as Anchorman, has the right amount of ridiculous moments and perfect casting for this kind of movie.
Very, very, funny. A laugh out loud riot, a social commentary, and the start of the wonderful Ferrell/Reilly collaboration, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is crazy fun. It does overstay its welcome a bit and is missing some beats with some key characters and their relationships (Amy Adams), but good lord that red-headed kid is funny. I love Adam McKay.
Undeniably goofy but still very funny sports film.
if you ain't first, you're last
I am pretty sure where Farrell's man-child act ran aground for me. I know I am in the minority here, but this film was so obvious and unfunny to me that I can barely stand to type these words.
The film attempts to use the age old trick of playing a joke so long that it becomes unfunny and then moves to funny again as you can't believe they are still going on with it. The problem here is that it never gets funny again.
Everyone is obnoxious. Ferrell is the king of petulance, but I need more than the standard riches to rags to riches tale to keep me invested. This film even accomplishes the hard to believe act of making me dislike John C Reilly.
What a waste of time.
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