when a movie’s end credits are funnier than the film itself, and when the best scene was missed because you were asleep when it happened, then i guess the film must be ‘talladega nights: the ballad of ricky bobby’ – a very well shot comedy which forgets that script and plot are not incidental to humour. will ferrell’s a smart guy – but not smart enough to realise when a joke has gone on too long: for frankly, this was one of the most boring films i’ve seen in a long time. to russty, michelle, jared and gina, all i can say is ‘forgive me for asking you to see this with me’. hope we’ll do better next time.
(and if you want to be reminded of ferrell’s ability to really make you laugh, try and get hold of the comilation dvd of his saturday night live stuff. no one does lipton like ferrell)