May 24th, 2011: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Cast and Crew:  Adam McKay (Co-Writer and Director); Gary Cole, Jane Lynch, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Koechner, Jack McBrayer, Pat Hingle, Greg Germann, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Amy Adams, Dick Berggren, Molly Shannon, Andy Richter, Bob Jenkins, Elvis Costello, Mos Def, Ed Lauter

What It’s About: Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is the top NASCAR driver until French Formula One driver Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) bests him, and he loses his edge.  Among the many calamities that befall him is when his wife Carley (Leslie Bibb) leaves him for his best friend and fellow driver Carl Naughton, Jr. (John C. Reilly).  Can Ricky Bobby regain his self-respect, and the title?

Why Watch it Today?: Supporting player John C. Reilly was born today in 1965.  Reilly is equally at home in roles in comedy and drama, and provides some of the biggest laughs in the film.

Where to Get ItPublic libraries, iTunes, Netflix (rental) or Amazon

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