Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
15 October 2007
Excerpt: NASCAR: No matter where you sit regarding the sport, it is obviously here to stay. I read recently that it is now the most popular sport in America. So, it makes perfect sense that there have been two major releases this year that live in a NASCAR world.
Conclusion: 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby' is a movie that surprised me. I didn't think I'd care much for the film, but I haven't laughed as hard in a very, very long time. Unfortunately, this Blu-ray release leaves me conflicted.
Excerpt: Ever since he was a child, Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) has wanted to go fast. Born in the back of his daddy's (Gary Cole) muscle car, this Southern good ole boy grows up with his (long departed) old man's words ringing in his ears - "If you ain't first, you're last".
Excerpt: It’s impossible to watch Talladega Nights without thinking of the 2004 movie Anchorman . They’re the same film, and it’s likely because both movies were directed and written by Adam McKay, with scripting help from Will Ferrell.
Excerpt: The recent run of hit comedies from the Will Ferrell/Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson axis have been funny but sloppy, stringing together killer comic setpieces with weak stories and random nonsense.
Excerpt: “Om du inte är först, så är du sist”, är den enda livsvisdom som den unge Ricky Bobby (Ferrell) får lära sig av sin alkoholiserade farsa innan denne lämnar Ricky och hans mor. Detta blir ett motto han sent kommer glömma då han viger sitt liv åt att nå toppen och köra fort, vilket är en ganska logisk...