Saturday night I got a chance to get out and see Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby starring Will Ferrell. I was already in the mood for a stupid-funny movie, and this flick definately didn’t disappoint. In fact, it was the hardest I’ve laughed at a movie in the theatre in as long as I can remember. And it’s not just a “guy movie”. My wife was also laughing so hard she was almost crying.
Once again, Will Ferrell was brilliant, and the supporting cast really held up their end. All in all, they managed to keep the movie from feeling like a spoof on a profession (like Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgandy), but instead created a good story with many hillarious moments. I found myself even rooting for him to succeed. Not many movies manage to succeed do that and keep me laughing. Plus, it’s got a solid soundtrack!
Talladega Nights is well worth the trip to the local megaplex and plopping down your $9, or $15 if you can’t escape that sweet, sweet aroma of buttered popcorn (I’m not sure what they put on it, but I’m pretty sure it has to be illegal because it’s addicting).
Let the countdown to the DVD begin!