Talladega Nights

Talladega Nights

The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

DVD - 2006
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NASCAR sensation Ricky Bobby is a racing hero because of his "win at all costs" approach. He and his loyal racing partner, childhood friend Cal Naughton Jr., are a fearless duo. Dubbed "Shake" and "Bake" by their fans, the two have the ability to finish so many races in the #1 and #2 positions, with Cal always in second place. When flamboyant French Formula One driver Jean Girard challenges Ricky and Cal for the supremacy of NASCAR, Ricky must face his own demons and fight Girard for the right to be known as racing's top driver.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781424838912
9781424814947
1424814944
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE TALLA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (PG-13)(approximately 108 min.) : anamorphic, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
optical
Alternative Title: Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Notes: Title from container

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greatflicks
May 16, 2017

it was just an oky for me. A bit to silly for my liking

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JOSEPH SARDO
Dec 07, 2016

The humour just wasn't there for me in this one, I found myself entertained enough to watch the whole thing but not finding it all that funny. The funniest part was probably the gag reel that played during the end credits

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breemu
Jan 14, 2016

Not my favourite Will Farrell movie, but some funny moments. And some terrific car wrecks!

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lukasevansherman
Jan 11, 2015

"I like to think of Jesus like with giant eagles wings, and singin' lead vocals for Lynyrd Skynyrd with like an angel band and I'm in the front row and I'm hammered drunk!"

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drbizzaro
Sep 11, 2014

See this remarkable documentary on the incredible phenomenon known as NASCAR! Try it with some homemade shake and bake chicken and several warm canned beers.

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Kilam
Aug 06, 2014

"Now don'tch you stick that knife in yo' leg Ricky Bobby."
If you allow yourself to truely be sucked into this movie losing your expectations you will find it is one of the funniest movies Will Ferrell has starred in generally ranking 2nd after Anchorman, but with such good delivery in every situaution, you could understand having Talladega Nights as a #1 pick.
Will Ferrell and Jon C. O'Reilly are friends that who throughout the entire movie, are constantly trying to make each other laugh.
Talladega Nights is a must see.

Beagle0217 Jan 29, 2014

typical will ferrell stuff. goofy. funny. definitely a fun escape from reality.

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britprincess1
Aug 18, 2013

One of Will Ferrell's finer comedies. Now, that's not to say it's high brow. It's as juvenile as most of his humour, but unlike the filler he's been producing over his career, TALLADEGA NIGHTS has a solid cast, an interesting script, and a conventional entertaining plot line, which is more than I can ask for. Not quite ANCHORMAN, but better than STEPBROTHERS and OLD SCHOOL, if you aren't sure what to make of Ferrell, I would recommend this sports comedy.

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mexicanadiense
Oct 16, 2011

Very juvenile and as broad as a barn in places, but I confess I did laugh. John C. O'Reilly is a hoot as the even-more-clueless best friend to the titular boob, and Sacha Baron Cohen's Eurotrash nemesis was also quite amusing (I don't know what it says about the sophistication of my sense of humour, but I laughed every single time he said "Reek-iy Baubb-iy").

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tj_is_cool
Sep 08, 2011

One of Ferrell's better movie.

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nypl_new_dorp May 17, 2012

nypl_new_dorp thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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BeardedMovieGuy
Feb 12, 2015

Really funny Nascar movie about going fast and lovin America. Will Ferrell is great as Ricky Bobby, “Here’s the deal I’m the best there is. Plain and simple. I wake up in the morning and I piss excellence”, This is just one of the many many quotable lines that fill this movie with rewatchability. The cast is really diverse and Sacha Baron Cohen is a terrific foil for Will Ferrell, and Amy Adams gives a great geeky performance too. Sure, it is totally silly, but if you don’t like these types of movie, then don’t watch these types of movies, plain and simple. Now, excuse me while I go talk to my sons, Walker and Texas Ranger before I drive with my cougar to get some fig newtons.

4 Beards Out Of 5

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

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breemu
Jan 14, 2016

"I'm as hard as a diamond in an ice storm!"

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Cal Naughton, Jr.: Shake and bake!
Ricky Bobby: What does that do? Does that blow your mind? That just happened!
Jean Girard: Is that a catchphrase or epilepsy?

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bdls206
Aug 25, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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