Gentlemen and ladies, start your engines — really. Will Ferrell's NASCAR comedy is worth getting revved up over, though non-Ferrell fans will be unimpressed no matter how
many times he strips to his skivvies. But those who appreciate his sense of humor will be utterly entertained by his efforts to kick it into high gear. As a youth, Ricky Bobby tortured his mother (Jane Lynch) with the constant refrain "I wanna go fast." His behavior doesn't improve after his wayward father, Reese Bobby (Gary Cole), shows up for Career Day after a 10-year absence. A semiprofessional race-car driver and amateur tattoo artist, he doles out such homespun advice as, "It’s the fast...