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captainmorgan07
08-06-2006, 11:29 AM
was just wondering if anyone had saw it and what reviews would u give it i was thinking about seeing it

TDHND
08-06-2006, 01:31 PM
I saw it last night and I really enjoyed it. It's worth the money to go see it. So go see it.

creek14
08-06-2006, 02:30 PM
A kid here at work did. He thought it was hysterical. Of course he's 22 and thinks Wayne's World is hysterical. So if you are in that demographic, you might like it too.

macro
08-06-2006, 04:19 PM
It was good, and I'm glad we went, but it wasn't quite the side-splitter I was hoping it would be. I liked the subtle humor more than the over-the-top stuff. Adam Dunn pretty much carried it, but most of what he did has been done in his other movies already. If you like Dunn...er, I mean Ferrell...NASCAR, or dumb humor, you'll enjoy it. I like all three, but like I said, it misses the mark just a bit. I'd give it 7/10.

RBA
08-06-2006, 04:55 PM
I'm not in the 22 year old age group, but I enjoyed it. And so did my wife(and she's not 22 either. darn. just joking. ;) )

BuckeyeRed27
08-06-2006, 06:32 PM
It was hilarious. I think the more I see it the more I'll like it too. Not sure if I like it more than Anchorman yet, but its right up there.

I'm really not sure it matters what demographic you are in...if you like things that are funny you will like the movie.

MWM
08-06-2006, 06:40 PM
Maybe one of these days I'll wake up and "get" Will Ferrell. I seem to be in the minority who doesn't think he's the least bit funny.

Gizmo
08-06-2006, 07:38 PM
Maybe one of these days I'll wake up and "get" Will Ferrell. I seem to be in the minority who doesn't think he's the least bit funny.


you're not the only one.

cincinnati chili
08-06-2006, 07:49 PM
Maybe one of these days I'll wake up and "get" Will Ferrell. I seem to be in the minority who doesn't think he's the least bit funny.

Ferrell is hit or miss for me, but I enjoyed this movie.

20% cliches (blindfolded driver crashes car into house; athlete loses it, then regains it via training from old nemesis), etc.

80% genuinely funny stuff.

Sasha Cohen and John C. Reilly are really, really good. It's not just Ferrell.

I'd call this a "wait for video" but when it comes out on video be sure to see it.

Tommyjohn25
08-06-2006, 09:59 PM
I loved it, I will recommend to everyone I know to go see it. Now, the movie "The Descent" on the other hand may have been one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Unassisted
08-06-2006, 10:42 PM
Maybe one of these days I'll wake up and "get" Will Ferrell. I seem to be in the minority who doesn't think he's the least bit funny. The local paper's movie critic says the problem with Will Ferrell is that he can't seem to decide whether he's channeling Jerry Lewis or Dean Martin in his performances. I thought it was a fair criticism, since he seems to keep a foot in both the "earnest straight man" and the "daffy comedic performer" sides of the fence.

TeamSelig
08-07-2006, 12:28 AM
I went and thought it was pretty funny.... then again I love Will Ferrell too

deltachi8
08-07-2006, 02:05 AM
I liked it a bunch. Its a similar plot to Anchorman in some sense so the story line wasnt hard to see unfold. Ferrell's performance was very good and I thought Gary Cole was terrific. It could have lost about 10-15 minutes however.

Naming one's children "Walker" and Texas Ranger" is just plain funnt to me. (Beats the alternative of "Dr Quinn" and "Medicine Woman").

BuckeyeRed27
08-07-2006, 02:44 AM
I liked it a bunch. Its a similar plot to Anchorman in some sense so the story line wasnt hard to see unfold. Ferrell's performance was very good and I thought Gary Cole was terrific. It could have lost about 10-15 minutes however.

Naming one's children "Walker" and Texas Ranger" is just plain funnt to me. (Beats the alternative of "Dr Quinn" and "Medicine Woman").

I like the baby version of Jesus. When you say grace you can choose which version of Jesus you want.

GAC
08-07-2006, 07:53 AM
Maybe one of these days I'll wake up and "get" Will Ferrell. I seem to be in the minority who doesn't think he's the least bit funny.

Same here.

He was good in Old School. That was about it for me.

huber14
08-07-2006, 11:19 AM
i thought it was good, some parts were better than the others though.

"im ricky bobby, and if you dont chew big red well then f*** you."

redsrule2500
08-07-2006, 11:22 AM
Will Ferrel is NOT funny.

Johnny Footstool
08-07-2006, 11:56 AM
Will Farrell is the best comedic actor working today, with Steve Carell coming in a close second.

Check out the "SNL - Best of Will Farrell" DVD. Volume 1 is better than Volume 2.

Goulet!

deltachi8
08-07-2006, 12:47 PM
Will Ferrel is NOT funny.

Anything else I should change my opinion on?

:devil:

Blimpie
08-07-2006, 01:23 PM
Will Ferrel is NOT funny.Adam Sandler fan?

redsfan30
08-07-2006, 01:54 PM
The prayer scene is hilarious.

beb30
08-07-2006, 02:02 PM
Maybe one of these days I'll wake up and "get" Will Ferrell. I seem to be in the minority who doesn't think he's the least bit funny.

I heard this movie was pretty horrible and I love these funny movies such as Old School and Wedding Crashers. But ever since Old School Will Ferrell hasn't been to impressive, I've lost alot of interest in him. Im more of a fan of Vince Vaughn

RichRed
08-07-2006, 02:31 PM
Will Farrell is the best comedic actor working today, with Steve Carell coming in a close second.

Check out the "SNL - Best of Will Farrell" DVD. Volume 1 is better than Volume 2.

Goulet!

An impression of Robert Goulet having a staring contest with a plastic bighorn sheep - pure warped genius! :laugh:

vaticanplum
08-07-2006, 04:01 PM
Same here.

He was good in Old School. That was about it for me.

Elf. He was downright brilliant in Elf.

As a general rule, big-budget comedies don't appeal to me (Old School and Wedding Crashers fall into that category). But I loooove Elf, and i do think that Will Ferrell is a genuinely good comedic actor, because he can play it straight very well. And John C. Reilly is a great actor. So I'm looking forward to this.

ChaseReds
08-07-2006, 04:26 PM
Great move. NOTHING like Anchorman- please stop comparing the two movies. Just because WF is in both and both happen to be a comedy does not make them equal.

The storyline, plot, climax, 90% of the actors and themes were all different in this movie then in Anchorman.

Johnny Footstool
08-07-2006, 04:52 PM
An impression of Robert Goulet having a staring contest with a plastic bighorn sheep - pure warped genius! :laugh:

Coconut Bangers Ball - It's a Rap!

Oh girl
That dress is so scandalous...

RedsFanatic
08-07-2006, 05:18 PM
Saw it last night and loved it, althought I wanted to punch that French dude for his pathetic accent.

"Dad you made that grace your b*tch" :laugh: :laugh:

deltachi8
08-07-2006, 05:34 PM
Great move. NOTHING like Anchorman- please stop comparing the two movies. Just because WF is in both and both happen to be a comedy does not make them equal.

The storyline, plot, climax, 90% of the actors and themes were all different in this movie then in Anchorman.

I loved Anchorman andliked this movie, but they are similar in the story line. i dont want to give away the movie so Ill leave it there. Its certainly not a reason to skip this one as it tells the rags to riches to rags back to riches story in a different and funny way, with a Carolina twang.

Razor Shines
08-07-2006, 05:53 PM
I thought it was great. But I also love Will Ferrell, and Ali G was hillarious as the french dude.

Redsfaithful
08-07-2006, 06:19 PM
Elf. He was downright brilliant in Elf.

Elf really is brilliant. One of the most underrated comedies of the past few years. My wife and I still quote it all the time.

I saw Talladega Nights, and I thought it was very funny. I would say that it should probably win the Academy Award for Best Movie Ever Made, but Highlander already holds that distinction.

RedsBaron
08-07-2006, 06:46 PM
I would say that it should probably win the Academy Award for Best Movie Ever Made, but Highlander already holds that distinction.
:laugh: That was a funny line from the movie.
I took one of my sons to the movie yesterday. He loved it. I thought it was okay. Most of the really funny bits were included in the previews I had already seen, so I was expecting more. I did love the line when Ferrell thinks he is on fire, and after asking Jesus and Allah to save him he yells "save me Tom Cruise."

Tony Cloninger
08-07-2006, 07:01 PM
"Anchorman" COULD be funny in certain parts....but other times it seemed like it was forcing out something and trying way too hard to be "out there" funny.

I mean......i thought it went over my sarcastic/condescending/ironice sense of humor.

ANYONE ever see WF do ...Neil Diamond on SNL? With John Goodman as part of his backing band? He dedicated "Coming to America" to all those illegal aliens he hates so much coming to our country ( I was born in another country and came here when i was 7...i was not offended)
He said another song was dedicated to his love for porn.
It was .....beyond funny...how he carried that sketch.

His Harry Carey impersinations are also top notch.

TC81190
08-07-2006, 07:23 PM
Maybe one of these days I'll wake up and "get" Will Ferrell. I seem to be in the minority who doesn't think he's the least bit funny.

What do you find funny, may I ask.

Good movie, not Anchorman-excellent, but still good.

TC81190
08-07-2006, 07:26 PM
Great move. NOTHING like Anchorman- please stop comparing the two movies. Just because WF is in both and both happen to be a comedy does not make them equal.

The storyline, plot, climax, 90% of the actors and themes were all different in this movie then in Anchorman.

Ferrell calls Anchorman and Talladega movies 1 and 2 in what he calls "The Mediocre American Man" trilogy.

Johnny Footstool
08-07-2006, 11:17 PM
"Anchorman" COULD be funny in certain parts....but other times it seemed like it was forcing out something and trying way too hard to be "out there" funny.

I mean......i thought it went over my sarcastic/condescending/ironice sense of humor.

ANYONE ever see WF do ...Neil Diamond on SNL? With John Goodman as part of his backing band? He dedicated "Coming to America" to all those illegal aliens he hates so much coming to our country ( I was born in another country and came here when i was 7...i was not offended)
He said another song was dedicated to his love for porn.
It was .....beyond funny...how he carried that sketch.

His Harry Carey impersinations are also top notch.

Neil Diamond: "I remember one night after a show in Alabama, Nick and I went out driving in the back woods. We were pretty drunk, and we ended up running over a small child. We threw the body in a nearby swamp and came back to our hotel room, and that's when I wrote 'Sweet Caroline'."

Harry Caray: "If the moon were make of green cheese, would you eat it?"

Razor Shines
08-08-2006, 12:01 AM
Neil Diamond: "I remember one night after a show in Alabama, Nick and I went out driving in the back woods. We were pretty drunk, and we ended up running over a small child. We threw the body in a nearby swamp and came back to our hotel room, and that's when I wrote 'Sweet Caroline'."

Harry Caray: "If the moon were make of green cheese, would you eat it?"
"You don't talk to me like that, water heater!!"

RBA
08-08-2006, 12:16 AM
What do you find funny, may I ask.

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The Baumer
08-08-2006, 03:03 AM
Major difference between Ricky Bobby and Anchorman, is that Anchorman was built around what should have been a 5 minute sketch, and all the actors in Anchorman were 'sketch' actors. The story was non-existant and a lot of the jokes were just dumb (albeit mildly funny). Ricky Bobby on the other hand had a great cast of legitimate actors, and it's humor was a mix between slapstick, parody, and intelligent, subtle humor. I LOVED IT. Much better and smarter than Anchorman. If you think Anchorman could have been 100 times funner with some revisions and story editing, you might just fall in love with Ricky Bobby.

Jpup
08-08-2006, 06:36 AM
I think Will Ferrell is hilarious, but I hated Anchorman. I couldn't convince the fiance to go watch this one yet.

VI_RedsFan
08-08-2006, 09:21 AM
I look forward to seen Talladega Nights, big Will Ferrell fan here. Some people I know saw itand said it wasn't good, but from you guys, the movie sounds pretty damn funny.

Hate to get a little off topic here, but who are you guys' favorite comedic actors?
My top 10: (in no particular order)

Steve Carell
Will Ferrell
Adam Sandler (probably my overall favorite)
Jim Carrey
Jack Black
Vince Vaughn
Dave Chapelle
Ben Stiller
Chris Rock (Met him once at a Knicks game, really nice guy)
Owen Wilson

deltachi8
08-08-2006, 09:34 AM
Major difference between Ricky Bobby and Anchorman, is that Anchorman was built around what should have been a 5 minute sketch, and all the actors in Anchorman were 'sketch' actors. The story was non-existant and a lot of the jokes were just dumb (albeit mildly funny). Ricky Bobby on the other hand had a great cast of legitimate actors, and it's humor was a mix between slapstick, parody, and intelligent, subtle humor. I LOVED IT. Much better and smarter than Anchorman. If you think Anchorman could have been 100 times funner with some revisions and story editing, you might just fall in love with Ricky Bobby.

It was rewritten and reshot, story was changed, etc. The "orginal" story line was released as "anchorman, The Legend Continues" - editied to appear like a sequal. It has its moments.

RichRed
08-08-2006, 10:59 AM
'Talladega' seemed to have some editing problems with some choppiness and some of the funnier lines from the previews weren't in the final cut, but it's still pretty funny, especially if you're a Will Ferrell fan like I am. I think it could've been a little edgier but maybe the cooperation from NASCAR made it necessary to tone down and/or cut out some of the humor.

I think Anchorman, Elf, Old School and Wedding Crashers were better. And I know everybody has different tastes but it's hard for me to comprehend not thinking Ferrell is funny. Dude makes me laugh even before he says anything.

There was also a preview of a new WF movie that I can't remember the name of but it struck me as sort of his version of 'The Truman Show.'

vaticanplum
08-08-2006, 11:18 AM
Elf really is brilliant. One of the most underrated comedies of the past few years. My wife and I still quote it all the time.

"Not now, Arctic Puffin!!"

(and possibly my favorite line in any movie ever, from bob Newhart):

"Now Buddy, go." (awkward pause) "Get."

I laugh even thinking about it...Newhart, man. He says a ridiculous line and at the same time APOLOGIZES for it. Now I want to go watch Elf again.

Razor Shines
08-08-2006, 11:19 AM
Since we're talking so much about Anchorman, which I loved, the best line from that movie didn't even make the final cut.

Ron: Brick, are you having your celebrity golf tournament this year?
Brick: No, too many people died last year.

Johnny Footstool
08-08-2006, 12:00 PM
Since we're talking so much about Anchorman, which I loved, the best line from that movie didn't even make the final cut.

Ron: Brick, are you having your celebrity golf tournament this year?
Brick: No, too many people died last year.

I've seen versions with and without Brick saying "I ate your chocolate squirrel."

vaticanplum
08-10-2006, 11:04 AM
Saw it last night. Very thoroughly enjoyed it. Not without its flaws -- some of the pacing seemed off to me, and the final race wasn't as exciting as it should have been -- but overall very, very funny. I actually thought it was quite a sharp satire in a lot of ways, with the product placement and everything, and the scene with the redhead in the bar (which was hilarious) was all rah-rah America...very funny.

I also thought the acting was a step above your average mainstream comedy. John C. Reilly is terrific -- very earnest, very just THERE. If there weren't stigmas against movies like this, I swear he could contend for Best Supporting actor for work like this.

Puffy
08-10-2006, 11:17 AM
Its funny - I am not a big Saturday Night Live fan. I loved it up until the late 80's early 90's. But then they jumped the shark, IMO.

I hated Phil Hartman on SNL - because he was in every skit. Then he left SNL and I started to like him more and more, and he was absolutley brilliant on NewsRadio.

Same with Ferrell - hated him on SNL. He was in even more skits than Hartman if thats possible. Then he had a bit piece in Austin Powers and i begrudgingly gave him his due as Mustafa was very funny, and now I think he is absolutley fantastic. Anchorman was awesome.

I guess the moral is SNL sux.

The end.

deltachi8
08-10-2006, 01:59 PM
"Not now, Arctic Puffin!!"



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