Monday, 13 August 2012

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

A film that parodies NASCAR and rednecks surely that wouldn't be hard to do, right ?.

Wrong ! though the film has a couple of funny moments it is essentially a flop, We have Ricky Bobby a pit crew worker for a NASCAR team, turns out he is a awesome driver and so we follow him to being the greatest driver ever he also gets his friend Cal Naughton Jr a job as his co-driver who always comes 2nd behind Ricky as they have a sort off deal.

We then get introduced to a gay F1 driver who wants to challenge Ricky Bobby in NASCAR and now is about the time you would expect the redneck jokes to come flying and be funny but they just aren't, anyways along the way Ricky Bobby loses his way and has a mental breakdown and we get the introduction of Ricky's wayward father to try and get him his love for the sport, during his collapse his wife leaves him and marries Cal, and he must race again so he can beat the gay driver.

Thats all I can be really bothered to say about it, its not the worst film I have ever seen but its definatley not worth a 2nd viewing.

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly have certainly done a hell of a lot better than this Devil's turd ! and not even a strong support cast helps.

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