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  • Yeah. No big deal. So?

    9 18.37%
  • Yes, to my shame. They dragged me there.

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  • Never heard of it. What is it?

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Thread: Time to Fess Up : Talledega Nights?

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    Time to Fess Up : Talledega Nights?

    Segue from another thread: Seen it? Admit to having seen it? Never heard of it?
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    I've seen it.
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    I voted "Never heard of it." I think I've seen the title before, but I know nothing about it so the other "no" options didn't apply.
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    My wife and I were so angry at the baby Jesus scene that we turned it off. We knew it wasn't going to get any better from there.
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    I watched it.
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    Seen a few portions of it. I saw enough to make me blush and know it was worse than a bad waste of time.

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    "Really?" I'm ashamed to live on the continent where it was spawned.
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    I haven't seen it. What happens in the baby Jesus scene (that has been referenced a couple of times -- on this thread and the other)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieJ View Post
    My wife and I were so angry at the baby Jesus scene that we turned it off. We knew it wasn't going to get any better from there.
    While I confess that the scene is blasphemous, it may also be the most insightful commentary on American Christianity penned in the last few decades. "I like to imagine Jesus as..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sastark View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieJ View Post
    My wife and I were so angry at the baby Jesus scene that we turned it off. We knew it wasn't going to get any better from there.
    While I confess that the scene is blasphemous, it may also be the most insightful commentary on American Christianity penned in the last few decades. "I like to imagine Jesus as..."
    True, my pastor actually referenced it in a sermon, and used it to good effect. I think his years as an RUF campus minister taught him how to walk that tight line between relevance and vulgarity.
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    I must confess I have seen it. Maybe 3 or 4 times. In fact it was on the other night again, the 8 pound 6 once baby Jesus scene saying grace for super was a little much. Actualy it mad me mad and laugh at the same time. I know a lot of people when they pray they pray to baby Jesus. They love baby Jesus. What's more precious to people than a baby.
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    I can't vote. No accurate option for me. I would click on a button that read " Yes' I watched it and really had a problem with thinking that some of this stuff was considered comedy". Some of Will Ferrel's stuff was actually quite funny, but not this one. I guess racetrack humor isn't for me. Also, the "Baby Jesus" stuff was typical for a lot of Americans......a god made in their image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieJ View Post
    My wife and I were so angry at the baby Jesus scene that we turned it off. We knew it wasn't going to get any better from there.
    Same!
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    Yes I saw it. Can't say anybody dragged me to it, I watched it voluntarily, not supporting the Baby Jesus part or anything.
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    Bought it on DVD, watched it, then threw it out.
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    I finally watched it one night on one of the cable networks (back when we had satellite TV). It wasn't particularly good, but had a few funny lines (e.g., he names his two kids "Walker" and "Texas Ranger"). And it's anti-religious altogether. There's one scene when the NASCAR driver is asking for "divine intervention" to get over his fear of driving (I think). He "prays" to Tom Cruise, asking him to help him with his spaceman voodoo or something like that.

    But the movie is DUMB, so don't waste your time.
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    Only saw the advertisements for it. I generally don't watch much with Will Ferrel. And after hearing about some of the scenes, I'm glad I've never seen it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baron View Post
    I know a lot of people when they pray they pray to baby Jesus.
    Really?

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    I saw it. Owned it for a while, but then swapped it for something else.

    I was disappointed in it, but on entertainment grounds, not religious. It is definitely one of Ferrel's lesser films.

    As for the infamous "baby Jesus" scene, I thought it was funny. I didn't consider it blasphemous, but rather a pretty good satire of Southern evangelicalism.
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    Saw it. Thought it was uber-stupid. I usually avoid Will Ferrel movies and should have done so in this case. To call it sophomoric would be an insult to sophomores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGill View Post
    Only saw the advertisements for it. I generally don't watch much with Will Ferrel. And after hearing about some of the scenes, I'm glad I've never seen it.
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    Never seen it and ashamed that it was spawned in the hemisphere of my dwelling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffriesw View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnGill View Post
    Only saw the advertisements for it. I generally don't watch much with Will Ferrel. And after hearing about some of the scenes, I'm glad I've never seen it.
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    As mentioned above, I avoid Will Ferrel like the plague....ever since watching Old School.....years ago....the man disgusts me.....as does a good part of Hollywood for that matter.

    Just seems some movies are more blasphemous than others.....
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    That youtube video is utterly blasphemous and really should carry some kind of disclaimer. I can't even bring myself to smile.
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    I saw it because it was at the drive-in with something else. I know I didn't like the Baby Jesus prayer but I also didn't like the whole movie. It was beyond stupid. I do like a couple of Will Farell movies (ELF!), but not the entirely stupid ones (which are most).
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