Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Hi, I'm Ricky Bobby. If you don't chew Big Red, then f-*bleep* you
Hi Im the movie encyclopedia and if no one else will see it, I will.
Will Ferrell is an extremly funny man. You know why? He can say and do anything and it will be funny because of his tone and body language. He is one of those comedians that could have been great in silent days as well as now. Well in the early to mid 2000s he released two movies made by the same people. These movies were Anchorman and Talladega Nights. Both of them I consider to be in my top 10 funniest movies of all time. You know what garners that? If you watch a movie 4-5 years later and its still as funny as when you watched it the first time. Both of these movies are exactly that. But right now lets focus on Nascar's number 1 driver: Ricky Bobby.
Ricky Bobby had a sucky childhood, his dad was a drunk race car driver and player. Early in his mind Ricky had this idea that he needed to go fast and if he wasnt first then he was last. And because of this he became a star in NASCAR, after a fluke with the original driver. Filled with a great supporting cast of Michael Clarke Duncan, John C Reily, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jack McBrayer as well as others give this already solid comedy a cement foundation. The jokes are quick, funny and they dont stop. There was not one scene that wasnt hillarious or at least so stupid it was funny. There are countless unforgettable lines, unforgettable scenes and its just all so good. And they can make up anything on the fly, just outta the blue. Its amazing. Watch these two clips and tell me its not amazing:
And most of these they didnt use in the movie! Can you imagine the hours of improv they did and the careful selection they did to make sure the movie was as funny as possible. And I agree it really is hillarious.
By some divine intervention I own this movie for free because of a netflix screw up but Im not mad anymore. I love this movie and you should too.
MY VERDICT: OWN IT