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
So much better than Rush.
"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.
They need to shake & bake Ricky Bobby back onto the big screen once Ron Burgundy has had his comeback. I want more Nascar funnies.
Pretty good movie.
BUT the commentary was the greatest commentary I have ever seen (besides Ferris Bueller). I highly recommend buying the DVD/Blu-ray for the experience of the graceful commentary.
"I like to picture Jesus in a tuxedo t-shirt because it says like, 'I wanna be formal, but I'm here to party, too.' Because I like to party, so I like my Jesus to party."
"Dad, you made that grace your bitch."
"If we wanted us some wussies, we would've named them Dr. Quinn and Medicine Woman, okay?"
Talladega Nights is a film centered around the exploits of NASCAR celebrity Ricky Bobby. It is an example of genre in the seance that it is a comedy and is meant to be found hummers. This is shown through the overdone themes and stereotypes. This is shown in the scene where the family is around the table and Ricky is saying grace to "baby Jesus".
Amusing stab at American redneck culture, with Will Ferrel in his usual goofy role. Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G, Borat, Bruno) steals every scene he is in, as perverted French racer. He is truly an outstanding character actor and comedian.
Odd but i did enjoy it!
An example of expansion of time is seen near the very end of this film. In the last race, Ricky crashes and we see the whole crash in slow motion. It gets to the point where the commentators even talk about how long the crash is taking and they go to a commercial.
A funny example of expansion of time is seen in this film near the end. During the last race when Ricky crashes, the actual crash takes much longer than it should in real life. The commentators in the film even comment on how long the crash is and even go to commercial break.
Amusing but didn't find it hysterical and also too long.
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