8. Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby (2006)

7.6 Pretty funny
  • Acting 7.5
  • Directing 7.3
  • Story 8
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Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen

Director: Adam McKay

Running Time: 108 mins

Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby is an American film about a NASCAR driver who only thinks winning is possible, however after a series of ordeals with F1 rival, Jean Girard, and best friend Cal Naughton, he ends up out of the sport and losing the ability to drive.

Will Ferrell/Adam McKay movies are always just fun, and this was no different. I have never really understood or been a fan of NASCAR, however I didn’t need to know, because the entire movie was just utterly ridiculous.

Loads of the jokes in this film were hilarious, and I laughed all the way from start to finish, as every scene was utterly farcical and ridiculous.

However, the storyline was a little predictable, and the ending battle between Ricky Bobby and Jean Girard was not funny enough to satisfy me; instead, it was basically a copy of the ending of Herbie: Fully Loaded, which was not funny at all.

Overall, this gets a 7.6 because it was indeed entertaining to watch, and the actors were great, however the story was too weak for me in the end.


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