"Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"

Will Ferrell
John C. Reilly
Sacha Baron Cohen
Lesile Bibb
Michael Clarke Duncan
Amy Adams
Gary Cole

Unrated       122min       2006

“Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” is a Will Ferrell vehicle driven to absolute hilarity. Ferrell stars as Ricky Bobby, NASCAR’s #1 Racecar driver that lives by the motto “If you’re not first you’re last”. After being on top he has a devastating crash and has to pick himself up from the bottom.

This movie is totally hilarious with a few too many homoerotic moments thrown in. It was one moment after another. They would throw in a funny moment and then a homoerotic moment and if you were laughing at the funny moment you would miss the homoerotic moments.

Talladega Nights is a movie of total escapism. Will Ferrell and cast did a great job in this comedy. With all the homoerotic moments and it being the unrated, uncut version, I would have thought to have seen at least one pair of breast. It was hinted at several times but no cigars.

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly played well together as redneck best friends. This movie screamed redneck pride from the beginning moments to the very end. This cast enjoyed making this movie. The “dinner pray” scene will go down as one of the funniest scenes of all-time. It’s like the Matrix you cannot be told about it you can only see it to appreciate how funny it truly is.

Overall it’s a totally hilarious NASCAR comedy full of homoerotic jokes that distracted me from the funny moments. It’s a comedy that will have you laughing you’re a** off because of the cast ability to bring the comedy. It stand right up their with other Will Ferrell’s movies like Old School and Anchorman.

This DVD is packed with special features. The outtakes are so hilarious you wonder why these weren’t in the movie. Outakes of the product places. Featurettes of Will Ferrell at Talladega.

I give it 3/5 Gs.


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