Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

May 11, 2011 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

MOVIE:  Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

NUTSHELL:  A French Formula Un driver takes an American NASCAR Legend down a peg. No hilarity ensues.

GOOD THINGS:  Sacha Baron Cohen, Andy Richter, Ted Manson from Dead Birds!, Michael Clarke Duncan and… Jack Blessing?!?!?! Honey, I love you!

BAD THINGS:  This was a disappointing one because I really did think it would be funny. But it turns out they wanted you to care about the moronic main character’s personal growth. If i’m being honest, personal growth is not that funny.

FEATURES:  Amy Adams, that creepy Gary Cole, Jane Lynch, Elvis Costello and Mos Def for no reason, bratty nails on chalkboard kids, John C. Reilly,

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  Sinking feeling that there were wall to wall NASCAR jokes going on that I wasn’t getting at all.

NOTABLE:  Contains more product placement than even wild hyperbole can describe.

BEST PART:  Sacha Baron Cohen, Sacha Baron Cohen, Sacha Baron Cohen

BEST LINE:  My husband Gregory and I want what any couple wants. To retire to Stockholm and develop a currency for dogs and cats to use.

CROWNS:  2 out of 5

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