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Talladega Nights [DVD] [2006] [2007]

Will Ferrell , Gary Cole , Adam McKay    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Will Ferrell, Gary Cole, Jane Lynch, Jake Johnson, Jason Davis
  • Directors: Adam McKay
  • Producers: Alex Wurman, Judd Apatow
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Hindi, Italian, English
  • Dubbed: Italian
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Jan 2007
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000JU7M5C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,902 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Sweet baby Jesus, we thank you for blessing Will Ferrell and Adam McKay with the talent to create a NASCAR comedy as hilarious as Talladega Nights. The so-called "Ballad of Ricky Bobby" is hardly flawless in fact it's not always firing on all cylinders but with comedy star Ferrell and director McKay still hot from the success of their previous comedy hit Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, most of this 108-minute spoof of oval-track racing is so knee-slappin' funny that you can't help but surrender to the stupidity.

Obviously, Ferrell's the shining star, and his portrayal of lead-footed pit-crew-member-turned-#1 NASCAR champion Ricky "I Wanna Go Fast" Bobby (how can you not love that name?) is spot-on perfect, righteously spoofing the entirety of NASCAR culture without insulting its oft-ridiculed roots in redneck bootlegging of a bygone era. You could even argue that Talladega Nights is truer to NASCAR than Tom Cruise's Days of Thunder, and it's certainly more entertaining, especially when you add John C. Reilly as Ricky's life-long pal, teammate, and eventual rival Cal Naughton, Jr. (together they're nicknamed "Shake 'n Bake"), and Sacha Baron Cohen (from Da Ali G Show and Borat) as gay French "Formula Un" driver-turned NASCAR rival Jean Girrard, to a stellar cast including Molly Shannon, Greg Germann, Amy Adams and Michael Clarke Duncan.

Sure, it's mostly a showcase for Ferrell's loud, over-the-top antics and nonsensical non sequiturs (like cameo appearances by Elvis Costello and Mos Def), but with Ferrell behind the wheel, Talladega Nights rolls into victory lane with fuel to spare, and there's one final bit of comedy (with a tip of the hat to William Faulkner) for those who sit through the credits. --Jeff Shannon

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Will Ferrell Talladega Nights - The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby

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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Outrageously silly but VERY smart 7 Dec 2006
By joalem
Format:DVD
One of the best spoof movies I've ever seen. Will Ferrell's shallow good ole boy Ricky Bobby is a feckless idiot who rises from tyre changer in a no-hope NASCAR team to become the star driver of the circuit. Obsessed with winning after a throwaway comment by his deadbeat racer dad (brilliantly played by Gary Cole), and ignorant of his shallow, mutually empty relationships with his groupie wife, horrendous kids (named Walker and Texas Ranger) and equally thick best friend (John C Reilly), he finally hits the proverbial brick wall in the shape of Sacha Baron Cohen's star turn as Formula 1 Frenchman Jean Girard. Thus begins a slow rebuilding of his life and career - this time the "right" way... sort of!

Subtly sending up every "serious" film of this type (mainly Days of Thunder, Top Gun etc) and the real-life downhome ignorance of the redneck NASCAR following, this not only delivers on the gags (this film is truly hilarious) it also is remarkably smart at portraying the emptiness of the blue-collar sports star's life when faced with enormous fortune, media coverage and hero worship, and the fickle desertion of the hero when he hits skid row.

It is a spoof movie, but not in the sense of the Airplane or Scary Movie series - the movie has a real warmth and actually does tell a real human story in amongst the endless side-splitting gags. It also avoids the kind of schmaltzy American syrup-filled scenes of such films by throwing in the unexpected at each turn.

Worth seeing for Sacha Baron Cohen's performance alone, and Ricky Bobby's "grace" before their Pizza Hut and KFC dinner. If you're in the right mood this will have you crying!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Distinctly average fare 21 Sep 2007
Format:DVD
Ferrell is usually much funnier than this. It WAS funny in parts, and I DID laugh, but just not often enough. Some really good actors in it too...Gary ?Lucas? the guy from "Midnight Caller" didn't convince me as his "55" year old Dad. Cohen's accent WAS pants, but still a funny guy and a funny character. If you like Ferrell, you'll probably love it, if not, you probably won't. As I said, average fare.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good because its different 1 May 2007
By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
I guess I was slightly suprised, like many other viewers it would appear, that this film has a slightly different approach to what we expect from Will Ferrell and the man himself, Borat. Based upon the NASCAR series of racing, the film is all in all, "good". Sacha Baron Cohen ('Borat') plays probably the funniest part of the film, as a gay French racing driver with possibly the funniest French accent i've heard to date. Will Ferrell meanwhile plays the lead role as a NASCAR driver who was brought up by his wacky dad to believe in the true to life American of "winning is the only option" (Lombardian Ethic) and so, as a grown man, he enjoys the highs of winnining his races while making millions, and sharing his house with the blonde bimbo, and spoilt children, who totally crack me up.

The reason this film has had mixed reviews is likely to be down to the content. Sometimes, jokes can maybe go on a bit too long, or the films breaks on long scenes, and then quickly move onto a different subject, just little things really. I think its also hard to establish what type of audience this is for, which is probably why people like it or hate it, as just like the film Zoolander, you can take it, or you can't.

But in my personal opinion, this is an entertaining film that has it moments, and should give you some good laughs.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not as funny as it thinks it is.............. 6 Feb 2007
Format:DVD
I agree that this film is silly-funny, and does have some funny moments (I love the sons being called Walker and Texas Ranger), but for a sport that is just ripe for lampooning, a lot of the film misses the mark. The commercials are a nice touch, and the over the top machismo, but therein lies almost all the humour.

I also have a problem in that I feel that Will Ferrell is the modern day Chevy Chase, but lacks some of his charisma. Gary Cole is good value, as always (does he ever sleep, he seems to be in everything).

Overall, average comedy saved by a few very funny moments.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most amazing comedy ever made 18 Mar 2010
By Mrs
Format:DVD
Talladega Nights has to be the best Will Ferrell film ever made, almost the best comedy film ever made.

I've seen 1000's of films, and this is by far one of the funniest i have ever seen!!

GO WILL FERRELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good buy 14 July 2014
By Owlet
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Bought as a gift and was pleased, as was the recipient
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 8 July 2014
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3.0 out of 5 stars Vote #98 1 Jun 2014
By Mr H
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Vote #98 Josh Wise.
Wow such Driver, much drift, very vroom.
It would also be a great investment for Amazon to Sponcer him. The parnership of Dogecoin and Amazon would be emence.
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Published 4 days ago by minnieminx69
5.0 out of 5 stars Best movie ever made
Best movie ever made..seen it millions of times, my kids grew up watching the film and this was a replacement when relocating back to the uk.. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Roger Elvin
5.0 out of 5 stars This isnt a film, its a documentary!
Awsome, funny, light hearted, cool..... but enough about me. This film is great, Will Ferrell at his best along with John C. Read more
Published 2 months ago by JJ
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value
I saw this on offer and having recently purchased a Blu ray player I couldn't resist. Such a funny film!
Published 4 months ago by marcus lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars this movie is so funny !
I only caught this movie on tv about a month ago & I'm so glad I did
It is such a funny movie , will ferrell , john c. Read more
Published 9 months ago by claire
4.0 out of 5 stars Will Farrell does it again!
Not his best film, but still hilarious! Yet again another amazing pairing with John C Reilly. Would recommend to any Will Farrell fan.
Published 10 months ago by Kelsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Will Ferrell Classic
A typical Will Ferrell and regular supporting cast ensemble that makes fun of the usual stereotypes around nascar and its fans. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Adam H.
3.0 out of 5 stars Sacha Baron Cohen destroyed to the flow
I was just getting into this movie, the characters had just got the plot moving, things were looking good, the atmosphere and the usual crazy WF and the great JR were just getting... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Silver808
5.0 out of 5 stars Given seller 5 stars but cant watch due to my own fault!
I am not familiar with the different regions and stupidly bought this - and I cant play it on my own players. Not the sellers fault of course so rating them 5 for quick despatch
Published 17 months ago by Margaret McInnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and Clever
Watched this with my son after seeing bits of it before and we both loved it. I think some people have missed the point of this with the product placement jokes and stereotypes. Read more
Published 20 months ago by S Finnerty
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