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Somewhere in the last two years, Will Ferrell screaming at the top of his lungs just wasn’t funny anymore and became nauseating. Luckily Will’s latest has a story to boot. “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” marks the second installment of Will Ferrell and Director Adam McKay’s ‘Mediocre American Man’ trilogy (“Anchorman” being the first). The premise of the trilogy: stories of men that think they are extraordinary but are quite the opposite. And like Anchorman’s Ron Burgandy, the character of Ricky Bobby follows the same ups and downs. On top, falls from grace, learns a lesson and proves himself in the end. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Anchorman, in fact it gets better with age. Talladega Nights carries all the endearing aspects of Anchorman along with solid story and rich characters. (i.e. performances by John C. Reilly, Amy Adams, Leslie Bibb). Ferrell humor isn’t for everyone, but if you liked Anchorman, Talladega is a perfect movie to end the summer with.