NASCAR sensation Ricky Bobby is a racing hero. He and his loyal racing partner, Cal Naughton Jr., are a fearless duo, dubbed “Shake” and “Bake” by their fans. until flamboyant French Formula One driver Jean Girard challenges Ricky and Cal for the supremacy of NASCAR.
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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky BobbyDirected byAdam McKay
Damn, this is funny and some of the jokes are NOT as far off as one might think. I really like the joke where Ricky's friend keeps calling him on the phone to hang out, even though his friend has broken up Ricky's marriage and is sleeping with his wife. Ricky starts out pissed but his friend always brings him back around to liking him; god, this reminds me of my Dad on the phone so much. "Wait a minute, I hate you!"
A solid comedy which targets and mocks a society so well, that it alienates those who don't know the culture and annoys those who are very serious about it. For those of us in between it is a sweet sweet ride. Also John C Reilley and Amy Adams being all KINDS of hot.