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.
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in "Now It's Just Getting Sad".
"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.
Muy buena. Situaciones brutales durante toda la película. Y además con el sabor de la Nascar de fondo. Altamente recomendable!
This is a far from perfect film, but a very enjoyable watch. There is a lot of very smart satire concerning the style of life the main characters live. The one problem with this extreme satire is some of the caricatures are so over the top that some of the satirical elements are lost and comes off as just being ridiculous. That being said the John C. Riley and Will Ferrell work great off each other and are hilarious. Ferrell's character is sometimes over the top, but Riley's character is perfect and far and away the best part about the move.
An epic exercise in unfunny.
I wouldn't have thought it possible for a film to suck the life and humor out of Sasha Baron Cohen, but there we have it.
The extra half-star is awarded to Walker and Texas Ranger, the lone source of laughs in the whole film.
The first time I saw this was on an airplane, and I laughed so hard it made the flight attendants worry. This is not a challenging, brainy comedy, but it’s full of surprising, guffaw-inducing moments.
I'll say this first: I understand that this movie might improve with repeated viewings, and I've only seen it once. So this was my reaction when I first saw it.
A lot disappointed me about "Talladega Nights," from the creators of the superior "Anchorman." For one, the characters are cheap, ripe targets: redneck NASCAR drivers and fans. And the characters are not sympathetic at all, especially at the beginning.
By virtue of the characters being semi-illiterates, there is no room for the over-the-top wordplay, non-sequiturs or satirical mock epic plot points I had expected. Instead, most of the humor comes from mocking the dimwits, or from slapstick, which these filmmakers should be above.
Furthermore, NASCAR itself is shown far too…
Talladega Nights (and so on) is another cocreation between actor Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay. If you know these guys from before, you'll have a pretty clear image of what you're getting yourself into. If not, we're talking simple, goofy, American humour.
The topic of choice in this film is the top favourite sport of redneck, hillbilly America - Nascar racing. Yup, fast cars driving to beat the devil, in a circle. You don't have to have any form of neither knowledge nor relationship to the sport to watch the film, the important bits fall into place all by themselves.
Our main man Ricky Bobby comes from a damaged home, where his alcoholic, weed-smoking bum of a dad stumbles…
Ok so it's no Anchorman and it's the film of Ferrell and McKay's I probably watch the least but there are still some classic and hilarious bits in this movie. It's a little long and the joke a little one note but still a damn funny comedy.
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