Movie Review: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Lazy movie reviewer day

I wanted to watch The Departed but it’s M18 so we watched this instead, turned out to be pretty entertaining.

Just one thing.

There’s this guy, Jean Girard. His character’s gay and French. Expectedly, gay jokes are aplenty. Then there was this scene, after finishing the race, right just before Ricky Bobby was about to kiss Jean Girard, the film abruptly went on to the next scene.

So is the movie telling us that it’s okay to laugh at gays but it’s wrong to see 2 men smooch?

“I don’t think we are homophobic. I agree that homosexuals are people like you and me,” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said.

The above passages may contain spoilers.

Rating: 3.5/5

Addendum: Sony got this nifty face thing found via the incredibly intelligent Miyagi.

I tried one with my face but it turned out so awesome that the photo made Will Ferrell look like a pussy so I decided not to post it. No one should look like pussies, that’s just pathetic.

2006-10-17

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