I know I’m in the minority on this, but I’m not the biggest Will Ferrell fan in the world. Don’t get me wrong, I think he’s hilarious. I just think he’s hilarious in fifteen minute spurts. For example, when he shows up at the end of “The Wedding Crashers,” he almost steals the entire movie. In “Old School,” he’s not the star, just a featured player. So, every time he’s on screen, he kills. When he has to “carry” a movie, he’s just too much. Half the movie is, “OMG, I can’t stop laughing.” The other half is, “OMG, this is REALLY dragging.” Case in point. “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” has perhaps the best, funniest first 20 minutes of any movie ever. The highlight? Why this dinner scene, of course.
I bring up this up because “Talladega Nights” was filmed here in Charlotte. And the house that scene was filmed in is now up for sale. Yup, “Ricky Bobby’s” house is a legit mansion on Lake Norman and for the bargain price of $9.9 million, it can be yours! <g>
According to Axios Charlotte, the Cornelius home has undergone about $4 million in renovations since 2017. However, the iconic fireplace from “Talladega Nights” dinner scene remains untouched and intact.