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A Review by Joekool

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
 
Director- Adam Mckay
Cast- Will Ferrel, John C. Reilly, Michael Clark Duncan, Amy Adams, Sacha Baron, Leslie Bibb 
Rated PG-13: for crude and sexual humor, language, drug references, and brief comic violence
Running time- 110 min.
 
Finally a comedy film with an interesting enough premise and a good cast that I would allow myself to see it. Will Ferrel is the king of comedy, sharing the throne with Vince Vaughn, the two best actors who can carry a comedic movie to greatness since Jim Carrey.
 
Talladega Nights involves the story of Ricky Bobby, who from his early days wanted to "go fast." As his drunk, worthless, yet humorous father instructed him, "if you aint first, your last." Ricky Bobby quickly rises to the top of Nascar and his best friend, played by the magnificent John C. Reilly, goes along for the ride with him. But once a french racer comes over to America, Ricky steps it up and crashes in a race. Soon after the frenchman is #1 and Ricky is in rehab, then his life falls apart, when is sponsors leave, and his best firend marries his wife. He takes his sorrow back to his home to live with his mother. Ther his father returns and he learns to conwquer his fear of driving. With a renewed strength he returns to racing to conquer the unbeatable frenchman. Excuse my elongated story summary.
 
The comedy is terrific. Most of it is slapstick, but i did notice some good underlaid and intelligent humor. Will Ferrel sells it supremely. His scene with the cougar are halarious. Reilly is awesome, a great perfromance. Amy Adams should have gotten more screentime. She is hott, and I am extremely attracted to her. Had to get that out of the way. If you see this just for the comedy, you will be pleased.
 
This is the best comedy yet this year. One of Ferrel's finest. I recommend its halarity to you,
 
Good Points
-Terrific comedy
-Great perfromances
-Karen the cougar
 
Bad Points
-Sometimes it gets a little too stupid.
 
Rating- 8.9/10

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