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
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in "Now It's Just Getting Sad".
So much better than Rush.
Led by an energetic and great performance from Will Ferrell, Talladega Nights is an entertaining, quotable and hilarious comedy as well as a good satire on racecar drivers. Some moments definitely go more over the top than they need to but I think that really adds to the humor of it all. One of my favorite comedies from the 2000s.
"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".
ehhhh this movie was okay, it had some really funny moments but I couldn't sympathize with any character in this film. i hated them all! ricky bobby spent a long chunk of this film being an obnoxious ass- which yes was a part of the plot point, but oddly enough his sidekick\best friend wasn't any less annoying. also amy adam's character served to give a man an ego boost and show her tits which didn't sit well with me.STILL a well told story with really funny jokes! I just wished for better characters.
I can now definitively say that I prefer the theatrical cut of this movie to the Unrated, which I watched here. I wish I'd watched the other version. Too much dead weight, and it lacks one of my favorite jokes.
"I don't know what that means, but I love it!"
I'm not always a fan of Will Ferrell's comedy and I admit that I didn't much care for this the first time I saw it, but I thoroughly enjoyed it today. Ricky Bobby's a moron for the ages, but it's Walker and his little brother, Texas Ranger, who make me laugh the most.
Will Ferrell is not a great actor, and occasionally his characters can be annoying, but every now and then, inspiration strikes and a character like Ricky Bobby is born. And his ballad is a fun, hilarious ride.
Ricky Bobby is a southern-bred racer, who, from literally birth has decided that he wants one thing in life: to go fast. As he reaches adulthood, he finds fame and wealth and success in the NASCAR game, becoming one of its most formidable and flamboyant stars. His life, which consists mostly of hanging out with best friend John C. Reilly and trophy wife Leslie Bibb, is turned around when his arch-rival, Formula One racer Sacha Baron Cohen, a gay Frenchman, comes onto the…
Better than Anchorman.
Sets-up nicely in that it seems to be mocking Will Ferrell's red-state constituency, showing that they're slaves to backwards traditions that serve to excuse bad behavior. But instead McKay creates an artificial world where the rednecks become tolerant of change, accepting Cohen's gay Frenchman after he starts winning and apologizes for his misdeeds, which seems to be damage control rather than a desired outcome for the future. It just plays the middle-ground way too often: it should be either fiercely satirizing Nascar culture or bullishly promoting it, but by the second hour it has abandoned all the interesting ingredients for elongated improvisational yelling. Spineless condescension with some great quotes from Reilly isn't gonna cut it.
Sans doute le meilleur sport-stupid-movie de Will Ferrell. Du n'imp de A à Z et la grosse valeur ajoutée de Sacha Baron Cohen.
A girl from my workplace had to miss work because she put a steak knife an inch deep into her leg. My cruel sardonic response was to berate her saying "YOU ARE NOT PARALYZED".
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The 2015 edition of the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films list.
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