Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
  • Time: 94 min
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Director: Adam McKay
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell

Storyline:

Ron Burgundy is the top-rated anchorman in San Diego in the ’70s. When feminism marches into the newsroom in the form of ambitious newswoman Veronica Corningstone, Ron is willing to play along at first-as long as Veronica stays in her place, covering cat fashion shows, cooking, and other “female” interests. But when Veronica refuses to settle for being eye candy and steps behind the news desk, it’s more than a battle between two perfectly coiffed anchor-persons… it’s war.

One review

  • Its the 1970s. Will Ferrell is Ron Burgundy, a newscaster with a passion for his hair and the jazz flute. He and his news team are shocked when their boss brings in a female newscaster, and immediately try to simultaneously bed her and have her fired. Ron is the main instigator of this, until he finds himself falling in love…

    Anchorman made me cry with laughter, the gags were all of a crude high quality and the ensemble cast worked together brilliantly. It didn’t need to be clever, it wasn’t aimed at Woody Allen fans, it was aimed at frat boys and people up for a laugh. The thing that really sells this movie however is that it reaches past it’s target audience, my mum and dad love this film, because it is much more intelligent than it needs to be. There is a brilliant joke in every scene and cameos from everyone from Jack Black to Tim Robbins.

    Will Ferrell is at his best, and his funniest scenes are alongside his news team of David Koechner, Paul Rudd and the sensational Steve Carrell as Brick Tamland. The four of them improvise and create so much comedy that they light up every scene. They are supported brilliantly by Christina Applegate, Vince Vaughan and Fred Willard amongst others. In my opinion this film is as close as I’ve seen to perfectly cast, I cannot think of any actor that could be replaced.

    Overall I would describe Anchorman as one of the best movie experiences I have personally had, and it is undoubtedly a must-see.

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