Film Review: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

by Pat Johnson

When was the last time you saw a movie where the chief source of humor was adlibbing? Oh right, Anchorman. Well, this one's like that too. Take a few comedic geniuses, borrow a plot from some other racing movie, add a few endorsements and you have Talladega Nights. It has somewhere in the neighborhood of four jokes per minute, which puts it below Family Guy but above the Simpsons. If Ferrell makes you laugh, let him bring you the jolly fun. There isn't much dead weight, it has a shiny coat of a healthy budget and it pulls out some comic gold. I'll see it twice, you should too.

10 chuckles at seeing Ferrell in his tighty whities (out of 11)