Time to Fess Up : Talledega Nights?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Wayne, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Yeah. No big deal. So?

    9 vote(s)
    18.4%
  2. Yes, to my shame. They dragged me there.

    6 vote(s)
    12.2%
  3. Never heard of it. What is it?

    9 vote(s)
    18.4%
  4. No!, and proud of it (in a humble sort of way)

    13 vote(s)
    26.5%
  5. No!, and I'm ashamed to live on a continent where it was shown.

    12 vote(s)
    24.5%
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  1. Wayne

    Wayne Tempus faciendi, Domine. Staff Member

    Segue from another thread: Seen it? Admit to having seen it? Never heard of it?
     
  2. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    I've seen it.
     
  3. Kim G

    Kim G Puritan Board Junior

    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.
     
  4. CharlieJ

    CharlieJ Puritan Board Junior

    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.
     
  5. CIT

    CIT Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    I watched it.
     
  6. PuritanCovenanter

    PuritanCovenanter Moderator Staff Member

    Seen a few portions of it. I saw enough to make me blush and know it was worse than a bad waste of time.
     
  7. Rev. Todd Ruddell

    Rev. Todd Ruddell Puritan Board Junior

    "Really?" I'm ashamed to live on the continent where it was spawned.
     
  8. nicnap

    nicnap Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    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)?
     
  9. sastark

    sastark Puritan Board Graduate

    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..."
     
  10. CharlieJ

    CharlieJ Puritan Board Junior

    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.
     
  11. baron

    baron Puritan Board Graduate

    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.
     
  12. Rich Koster

    Rich Koster Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    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.
     
  13. AlexanderHenderson1647

    AlexanderHenderson1647 Puritan Board Freshman

    Same!
     
  14. Rufus

    Rufus Puritan Board Junior

    Yes I saw it. Can't say anybody dragged me to it, I watched it voluntarily, not supporting the Baby Jesus part or anything.
     
  15. kvanlaan

    kvanlaan Puritan Board Doctor

    Bought it on DVD, watched it, then threw it out.
     
  16. Marrow Man

    Marrow Man Drunk with Powder Staff Member

    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.
     
  17. JohnGill

    JohnGill Puritan Board Senior

    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.
     
  18. athanatos

    athanatos Puritan Board Freshman

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  19. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    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.
     
  20. DMcFadden

    DMcFadden Moderator Staff Member

    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.
     
  21. Jeffriesw

    Jeffriesw Puritan Board Freshman

    X's 2
     
  22. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    Never seen it and ashamed that it was spawned in the hemisphere of my dwelling.
     
  23. rookie

    rookie Puritan Board Sophomore

    X's 3

    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.....
     
  24. JonathanHunt

    JonathanHunt Puritan Board Senior

    That youtube video is utterly blasphemous and really should carry some kind of disclaimer. I can't even bring myself to smile.
     
  25. he beholds

    he beholds Puritan Board Doctor

    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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