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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.
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.
I loved this film, but I also love just about anything Will Ferrell is in.
I’d put it on par with ANCHORMAN. Same director, Adam McKay, who also co-writes again with Ferrell. And so it's the same comedic sparks that ensue, but with far more visual flair with the backdrop of NASCAR racing. Ferrell takes his George W. Bush persona and tweaks it ever so slightly to give us Ricky bobby, in a film that, whether you like it or not, is essentially about family values. That may represent the 'theme' of the movie and while the plot shares the same basic arc that CARS does, it's all an excuse to get Ferrell to do his thing, much like Jim…
Best Will Ferrell movie. John C Rielly is great in this, him and his porn stache. Love the mention of Powerade glacier blue at the dinner table.
My review -- this film is now on DVD and to confess on an unbiased level I am not a fan of this project in the slightest. The contents well we follow the rise and fall of our lead character Ricky Bobby in the world of NASCAR racing. I found the comedy references to be somewhat cheap and cheerful and after about 15 minutes it was like nails on a chalkboard for me, I mean the variety of comedy ranges from scripted comedy to sketch scene and that is about it. The storyline construction is hardly anything new or refreshing, it seems to follow this very simple formula which I have seen done much better. My readers may already tell…
I'm really sick of this shit.
'If you ain't first, you're last.'
Will Ferrell's ability to create an enduring and memorable comic character, around whom a ludicrous story can revolve, is undeniable. But in this attempt to recapture some of the moronic fun of Anchorman, both he and director Adam McKay come up woefully short. Where Ron Burgundy was in some way sympathetic, and earned the affections of the audience, Ricky Bobby is a vapid and tiresome lead, and his supporting cast are equally ineffectual. It is a story not worth telling, delivered with a comedy which is broadly unfunny, and rarely brings out even a smile.
Ferrell can hardly be criticised for taking his character too far from reality, given how exaggerated everything is, but…
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".
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