It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we’ll recommend a slice of classic movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

“If you ain’t first, you’re last” – great words from a great man, NASCAR champion Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell). He should know, for because of a pact with his teammate Cal Naughton Jr (John C. Reilly), he always comes out on top. But when French F1 driver Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) enters the circuit racing fray, Ricky Bobby’s days of rating one protection just may be over. Shake and Bake!

Not so much skewering the whole NASCAR scene as driving a semi right through it, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is the perfect pre-Bathurst 1000 watch – and a lot funnier.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Four reasons why Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby rocks

1. Such a creamy comedy cast – Ferrell, Reilly, Cohen, Amy Adams, Gary Cole, Leslie Bibb, Jane Lynch, Molly Shannon, Michael Clarke Duncan, Andy Richter, Greg Germann, Jack McBrayer and more.

2. That “more” includes cameos from famous NASCAR drivers, along with the likes of Elvis Costello and Mos Def.

3. The cougar…

4. The invisible fire.


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Check out STACK‘s previous Friday Flick recommendations here.