Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
PUBLISHED: 13:19 03 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:24 24 May 2010
LOVE him or loathe him - and most people seem to love him - you can't ignore Will Ferrell. In this offering he plays Ricky Bobby, a man on top of the world
LOVE him or loathe him - and most people seem to love him - you can't ignore Will Ferrell.In this offering he plays Ricky Bobby, a man on top of the world. He has everything a championship NASCAR driver could ever want - a gorgeous wife, Carley (Leslie Bibb), a lakeside mansion, two hell-raising sons, Walker (Houston Tumlin) and Texas Ranger (Grayson Russell), huge sponsor endorsements and a string of victories from Daytona to Darlington.Ricky Bobby's win at all costs approach has made him a national hero. But as he quickly realizes, in racing, as in life, you have to watch out for the curves.After a frightening crash sends Ricky Bobby to the hospital, he loses his nerve and falls on hard times. When his career and his wife are taken over by his friend Cal, Ricky Bobby turns his back on racing and takes his sons back to his small hometown to live with his mother.But Ricky just isn't cut out for the slow life away from the race track and soon hits rock bottom. His mother reluctantly turns to the only person she can think of to help her son, his estranged father Reese Bobby. His old man still has a few old racing tricks to help Ricky conquer his fear of driving.Ricky Bobby will do anything to find a way back to the top, no matter how many speed bumps life throws his way.