Saturday, August 05, 2006

Shake and bake

For once, the hype wasn't overblown: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is the funniest thing I've seen all year. Then again, any movie with cameos by both Elvis Costello and Mos Def pretty much has a lock on that honor. As an added bonus, John C. Reilly is such a good actor that he delivers a nuanced performance even amid the wickedly hilarious one-liners. Go see it.


Blogger Omer said...

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9:03 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Now if we could just get rid of the Ricky Bobby phone ads. The movie may be hilarious, but the ads are obnoxious.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

I can only imagine how the FCC would react to an airing of Ricky Bobby's feelings about people who don't chew Big Red.

9:00 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

Just came across your blog. It's interesting and I'll be back. I was drawn to your comments on Talladega Nights which I wrote about in my new blog, alabamakitchensink. I am astounded that one reviewer in particular, Ted Baehr, sees this movie as an attack on Southern white men and Christianity. I just thought it was a parody and a dang fine one at that.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Alabamian said...

Welcome aboard, Sheila. I don't see the movie as an attack on Southerners or Christianity at all; if it were, it wouldn't be as wildly popular in Alabama as it is. As you said, Talladega Nights aspires to be nothing more than a funny movie, and it does that job well. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

1:00 PM  

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