Talladega Nights - 2006
Excuse me... I'm a bit hoarse. I've been laughing too hard.
The Short Version: This is the funniest movie I've seen in a theater since "Jackass: The Movie."
The Long Version: If you like Will Ferrell, stop reading and go see this. Now for the rest of you... This movie earns its laughs. It does things that I haven't seen in a mass-appeal comedy before. Of course, I have yet to see "The Birdcage." But I'm getting ahead of myself.
"Talladega Nights" is not a comedy about Southerners or Nascar, though there are jokes about each. Instead, "Talladega" is a comedy about America and the American spirit. It's about our indomitable will and our unwillingness to accept anything but first place. After all, Ricky's father says it perfectly early in the movie. "If you're not first, you're last!"
I won't waste your time with story. After all, the movie doesn't really, either. I'll get to the point. Everyone in the cast is brilliant, even with small parts. John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Gary Cole and Molly Shannon are all hysterical.
All of that said, if you can't deal with sexual humor, please avoid this movie. It's not "Clerks" or "40 Year Old Virgin," but there are plenty of referances to erections, breasts and homosexuality... And they all made me laugh.
To Sum Up: Do yourself a favor. Go see this movie. It won't lose it's humor outside of the theater, but the more people you can see it with the better. Like any good party, the more the merrier.