Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)


Movie Review

Directed by: Adam McKay

Starring: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and Fred Willard

In 1975, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is running the San Diego broadcast field.  He’s the most popular news anchor in the city.  Along with his team members, field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), sportscaster, Champ Kind (David Koechner), and meteorologist Brick Tamland (Steve Carrell), he has once again dominated the other evening news programs in San Diego in terms of ratings.  While at an office party celebrating his news team’s widespread popularity, Burgundy meets Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) and makes a pass at her.  The attempt fails, and the next day he learns that she is his new co-worker.  Eventually, he seduces Veronica, but things get complicated when she becomes his co-anchor and competitor.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is one of Will Ferrell’s career-defining flicks.  He’s known for either being silly or outrageous on the big screen, and he’s definitely silly in this one.  This comedy is a gem that I could watch over and over again.  Anchorman is a unique comedy because it involves every major member of the Frat Pack except Owen Wilson.  In the movie, you’ll find Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, Steve Carell, and Paul Rudd among others.  Each one of them adds their unique brand of comedy to the film to make a comedic gumbo of sorts.  There is something in this film for everyone to find absolutely hilarious.  A few wine coolers should keep the film classy for you.  



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