Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Poster

Release Date: August 4th, 2006

DVD Release Date: December 12th, 2006

PG-13|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
NASCAR superstar Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is at the top of his game; adored by fans, a trophy wife by his side, and incredible wealth. But Ricky loses it all when French Formula One champion Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) roars onto the scene. Ricky, with the help of his ruthless father, must pull himself out of the depths of despair and restore his honor on the racetrack.

Cast: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb, Jane Lynch, Andy Richter

Director: Adam McKay

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Apatow Productions, High, Wide and Handsome Inc.

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Father, Best friend, Rivalry, Intense, Rise, Hilarious, 2000s, Growing up, Wife, House

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  • From its pitch-perfect title through just about every detail, this sendup of sports-triumph movies maintains the right parodic pitch, if not always the highest mph on the laugh speedometer. show more

  • Talladega Nights may be brash, unbridled, even unhinged, but its cornpone humor is rich in parody, and its craftsmanship is superb -- smart writing, shrewd direction, precisely calibrated performances (whether the calibration calls for delicacy or broad-gauge burlesque), inventive language, inspired silliness and all-but-flawless timing.

  • The British star of "Ali G" fame plays Ricky Bobby's arch-nemesis. His name: Jean Girard. His provenance: France. His sponsor: Perrier. Speaking through a set of nasty-looking, tightly clenched teeth in the faux-est of faux French accents, Cohen is hilarious. show more

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