Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Number one NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.


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In the heart of North Carolina, Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) is born in the backseat of a speeding car, foreshadowing the fast-paced life that awaits him. Raised by his tough-love father Reese (Gary Cole), Ricky's motto becomes "If you ain't first, you're last," driving him to excel on the racetrack.

Years later, Ricky finds himself working on the pit crew of Dennit Racing, dreaming of the driver's seat. When the opportunity arises, Ricky seizes it and quickly rises to NASCAR superstardom, alongside his best friend and teammate Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly). Together, they dominate the tracks, earning the nickname "Shake and Bake" for their signature finishing manoeuvre.

Ricky's world is shaken when Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen), a flamboyant Formula One champion, enters the NASCAR scene. Girard's unorthodox driving style and European flair challenge Ricky's dominance, both on and off the track. As Ricky struggles to keep up, his confidence and career begin to crumble.

A fiery crash at the Charlotte Motor Speedway leaves Ricky physically and mentally broken. He loses his sponsorship, his wife Carley (Leslie Bibb), and even his beloved Shake and Bake teammate Cal. Forced to re-evaluate his life and priorities, Ricky turns to his estranged father for guidance.

With the help of his loyal friends and newfound determination, Ricky embarks on a journey of self-discovery. He learns to prioritise his family and rediscovers his passion for racing, not just for winning but for the joy of the ride.

Through hilarious mishaps and heartwarming moments, "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" is a classic sports comedy that celebrates friendship, perseverance, and the importance of finding your own definition of success.

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