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14th August 2006 1:05  #1

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
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As much as I loved seeing my home state ridiculed and it's redneck sport of choice made fun of.... I didn't much like the film. I did laugh quite a bit, but that doesn't make a good flick. It felt like TN was made for the people it was making fun of.

Even though it's total c**p and Anchorman shines by comparison... I still wish I hadn't been bogged down by school when I was offered a PA job on it. Looks like the shoot would've been an absolute blast.

What did you guys think?

14th August 2006 6:24  #2

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
I liked it, not as funny as Anchorman, but the 'Fig Newton' sticker bit is an instant classic.
And I didn't think they were being patronising towards NASCAR, its fans or the majority of its drivers at all really. Only the main characters are jokes and idiots, never the 'legit' drivers.

14th August 2006 16:02  #3

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Haven't seen the movie, but Will Farrell is about as funny as a nail through the foot. My guess is, the movie is equally as funny.

14th August 2006 16:11  #4

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Saw it at the drive-in this weekend...yes, the drive-in...and had a good time. Pretty funny for the most part, but like Dustin said it's not the greatest movie ever made when taken as a whole and not as memorable as Anchorman.

14th August 2006 17:29  #5

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Will Farrell is like Jim Carrey, he plays the same character in every movie.

14th August 2006 17:35  #6

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Tigerclaw wrote: Will Farrell is like Jim Carrey, he plays the same character in every movie.Only slightly worse...

14th August 2006 17:44  #7

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
Carrey has had some great movies...most of them non-comedy though. Man on the Moon, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Truman Show, Majestic and the instant-classic Dumb and Dumber.

15th August 2006 3:56  #8

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I just saw the movie today.  I have to say I thought the John C Riley charector came off like a mental case  

16th August 2006 0:58  #9

Jonathan Bennett Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: United States Posts: 600 Send a message via AIM to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via MSN to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Yahoo to Jonathan Bennett Send a message via Google to Jonathan Bennett
I thought it was pretty funny, the Applebee's commercial break part had me in stitches.

16th August 2006 2:00  #10

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Jonathan Bennett wrote: I thought it was pretty funny, the Applebee's commercial break part had me in stitches.
You know, instead of laughing at that all I kept wondering was just how much Applebee's paid for an in-movie advertisement. Kind of threw the humor of the moment completely out for me.

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