A friend of mine was appalled that General Stanley McChrystal's favorite movie is "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby." Actually, I like it, too -- I only worry that McChrystal didn't get the full scope of the jokes. Next to "Anchorman," it's Ferrell's best movie. As a good ole boy conceived in a steakhouse restroom and born in a speeding car that stopped short so the momentum would make him pop right out, Ferrell sustains the look of a cheerful -- sometimes dazed -- down-home monomaniac. He's the most reckless NASCAR racer who ever lived in this Days of Blunder parody of films like "Days of Thunder."