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Ever wonder whether Tony Scott shaves his balls? Look no further than today's review of Talladega Nights.

Mr. Ferrell's willingness to strip down to his skivvies is one of his trademarks. It is also a rare movie-star display of solidarity with those American men who, whether out of laziness or principle, disdain sunlight, proper nutrition, body-hair maintenance and abdominal exercise. Part of Mr. Ferrell's appeal is surely that he is one of them. O.K., one of us.

Ewwww. We're afraid to see what we'll learn about Stephen Holden from his review of Barnyard.

'Talladega Nights': The Men Are Rowdy, the Cars Are Fast and the Product Placement Is Extreme [NYT]