Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Ferrell, Will

SKU: 043396158689

UPC 043396158689
Release Date 2006-12-12
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 121
Format Color
MPAA Rating Unrated
Synopsis TALLADEGA NIGHTS takes some very funny cheap shots...[The races] are scorchingly shot, and they lend the movie a zest that was missing from ANCHORMAN. -- Grade: BRicky Bobby is at once a creature of pure, extravagant absurdity and a curiously vulnerable, sympathetic figure.Though it is one of America's most popular sporting events, the association of NASCAR with uneducated, backwards rednecks seems cemented into the American consciousness. So the brilliant comedy TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY, is not just a sidesplitting series of slapstick pratfalls and over-the-top accents, but a lens into an important part of American culture. Comic sensation Will Ferrell (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, ANCHORMAN) plays the title character, Ricky Bobby, a figure who is at once laughably ridiculous, infuriating, and loveable. Ricky Bobby, with his bleached-blond wife, cute sons Walker and Texas Ranger, and dim-bulb sidekick Cal (award-winning actor John C. Reilly, flexing his considerable comedic muscle), has got it made. He is NASCAR's most popular driver, and nearly every aspect of his life is endorsed by a recognizable product. Yet his racetrack kingdom is not unshakeable: two formidable opponents, his unpleasable father, Reese (Gary Cole), and a flashy new opponent, the openly gay French import Jean (played by a hilarious Sasha Baron Cohen, known to millions as Ali G), threaten to hijack his crown and expose his vulnerabilities. Though many of the jokes are easy laughs (having Ferrell run around shirtless is a guaranteed guffaw-fest), the script (co-written by Farrell and Adam McKay) is nuanced and intelligent, lending its characters much more sympathy and complexity than dumber comedies are want to do. And every performer--from Ferrell to Amy Adams (as Susan, Bobby's fawning assistant)--tackles his or her part with joy and relish. A knee-slapper with smarts and savvy, TALLADEGA NIGHTS ensures Ferrell's position as one of comedy's shining talents.5 stars out of 5 -- A pacy, racy, relentless blitz of big, fat belly laughs...4 stars out of 4 -- TALLADEGA shifts gears dramatically as the zany cast orbiting Ferrell come into their own....[With] some brilliant comedy moments...[U]ndeniably funny....A film that generates significant mileage out of both celebrating and humbling American hickdom.
Cast Clayton Hartley (Production Designer)
Elvis Costello (Featured)
Larry McReynolds (Featured)
Grayson Russell (Star)
David Koechner (Star)
Chris Parnell (Star)
Sacha Baron Cohen (Star)
Molly Shannon (Star)
Dale Earnhardt (Featured)
Mike Hoy (Featured)
Judd Apatow (Producer)
Pat Hingle (Star)
John D. King (Star)
Michael Clarke Duncan (Star)
Will Ferrell (Star)
Will Ferrell (Screenwriter)
Brent White (Editor)
Will Ferrell (Executive Producer)
Alex Wurman (Composer)
Adam McKay (Director)
Dick Berggren (Featured)
Houston Tumlin (Star)
Greg Germann (Star)
Adam McKay (Screenwriter)
Leslie Bibb (Star)
Gary Cole (Star)
Adam McKay (Executive Producer)
Sarah Nettinga (Executive Producer)
Jimmy Miller (Executive Producer)
Susan Matheson (Costume Designer)
Oliver Wood (Director of Photography)
Jamie McMurray (Featured)
Mos Def (Featured)
Darrell Waltrip (Featured)
Amy Adams (Star)
Andy Richter (Star)
Jane Lynch (Star)
John C. Reilly (Star)
Ryan Kavanaugh (Executive Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Keep Case Unrated Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.39 Full Frame - 1.33 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French PCM 5.1 - English Subtitles - Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai - Optional Additional Release Material: Alternate Lines Not Used in Film Deleted and Extended Scenes Audio Commentary: Director and Friends Never-Before-Seen Footage Featurette: 1. Gag Reel 2. Line-o-Rama 3. Interviews with Ricky, Cal, and Carley 4. Bonus Race Footage 5. Will Ferrell Returns to Talladega 6. Daytona 500 Spot 7. Nascar Chase for the Nextel Cup Spot 8. Interviews with Jean Girard and Gregory 9. Walker & Texas Ranger: Montage and Outtakes 10. More Deleted Scenes - What'd You Do Today? and Cal Calls Ricky 11. Ricky and Cal's Commericals 12. Ricky and Cal's Public Service Announcement Interactive Features: DVD-ROM link to NASCAR.com
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.30000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure
Attribute Closed Captioned,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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