Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Some day I’ll learn my lesson and I will STOP watching Will Ferrell movies.  Today was not that day.  I awoke at 4:30 A.M. for some reason beyond bladder maintenance and simply could not get back to sleep.  So I watched this thing.  Was it funny?  Sure.  Was it scary?  Yes, because I firmly believe there is a large segment of the American population who watched this movie and believed that it was SOMEONE’S biography or, worse, now aspire to the "ideals" exhibited by Ricky Bobby and his wife and kids.  I fear these people and their capacity to breed.

Gary Cole was a hoot as Ricky’s father.  I’m convinced he can portray anything and pull it off.  He is one of the more underrated actors of our time. 

If nothing else, I have another item for my Bucket List:  To tame Komodo Dragons in Sri Laka and train them to perform Hamlet.

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