The Beginning of the Really Bad Will Ferrell Films!
Sep 9, 2009
This ridiculous farce along the intelligence level of Steve Martin’s “The Jerk” does have its few funny moments and catchy lines (If you don’t finish first, you’re last!).Race car movies are usually very boring (“Days of Thunder”) but though this movie may be annoying at times it is certainly not boring.Ricky Bobby was the product of an uncaring father who left him as a baby and would periodically show up and embarrass him (ex. Career Day at Bobby’s elementary school).As Ricky becomes a famous NASCAR driver, he constantly leaves a pair of tickets for his father at all of his races, hoping for him to show up.When his father finally does show up at one race, it is not exactly what the audience expects.
The actor from Borat portrays another highly annoying character as Farrell’s arch nemesis. As with Borat, there are a few of his scenes that had me cringing in embarrassment.
Though there were a few funny moments, this was the first of the Will Ferrell movies that was below average.
This ridiculous farce along the intelligence level of Steve Martin's "The Jerk" does have its few funny moments and catchy lines (If you don't finish first, you're last!). Race car movies are usually very boring ("Days of Thunder") but though this movie may be annoying at times it is certainly not boring. Ricky Bobby was the product of an uncaring father who left him as a baby and would periodically show up and embarrass him (ex. Career Day at Bobby's elementary school). As Ricky becomes a famous … more
"Talladega Nights" isn't the worst film out there, but it isn't the funniest either. Will Ferrell can execute some very funny moments in his films, especially in "Elf." However, when he's given free reign in a film, as he was in this and also in "Anchorman," Ferrell seems to skip the part about trying to be funny and attempts to be all out silly. This leaves the viewer wondering why much of the dialogue between his character and the rest in the film often makes no sense whatsoever. In … more
Pros: Will Ferrel, Jane Lynch, John C Reilly, NASCAR send up, laugh out loud humor Cons: Some may not enjoy the pratfalls and silliness The Bottom Line: A solid comedy that left me smiling. A gentle poke at the culture of NASCAR and NASCAR culture. Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. On a recent trip on Delta Airlines, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby was the movie. What a treat … more
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Sweet baby Jesus, we thank you for blessing Will Ferrell and Adam McKay with the talent to create a NASCAR comedy as hilarious as Talladega Nights. The so-called "Ballad of Ricky Bobby" is hardly flawless in fact it's not always firing on all cylinders but with comedy star Ferrell and director McKay still hot from the success of their previous comedy hit Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, most of this 108-minute spoof of oval-track racing is so knee-slappin' funny that you can't help but surrender to the stupidity.