Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)


“Well let me just quote the late-great Colonel Sanders, who said…”I’m too drunk to taste this chicken.” ” – Ricky Bobby

Number of Times Seen – Twice (18 Dec 2006 and 8 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A promising NASCAR driver’s career is put into jeopardy when a talented French Driver starts moving up the chain.

My Take on it – This is a film that takes the idea of NASCAR driving to a very satirical level.

Will Farrell is always hilarious in everything that he does even when he takes things to the extreme like he does here.

I am not a fan of NASCAR at all and they do a nice job of keeping things universal the whole way through.

The characters are far too silly and they never seem to give the viewer any reason to acre about any of them or about what they do here.

The racing scenes are fun to watch especially since they are shit really well.

In addition to Farrell, this film has a great cast, but they aren’t given anything to do here that would help make things more enjoyable to watch.

The story itself makes very little sense and that makes it quite a chore to try and get through this despite such a fun cast.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Ricky yelling for Tom Cruise as one of the religious figures, who should help him, is a dual reference to Cruise’s movie Days of Thunder (1990). This movie was also about a stock car driver, who loses his ability to drive, and paid tribute to Cruise’s heavy involvement in the Church of Scientology. John C. Reilly also appeared in Days of Thunder (1990), though not as a racecar driver, but as a primary member of Cruise’ pit crew.  (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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