This just in: Anchorman delivers comedy

18 Sep

Writers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay created a great spoof movie about local news networks. Anchorman is an ideal satire for this generation because the film contains so many memorable one liners that fans of the film cannot help but quote it amongst friends. The film follows Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), the “voice” of San Diego, who finds himself threatened by the arrival of an up-and-coming news woman, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate). There is an all-star comedic cast surrounding that take the film to another level with their quirky characters. Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and David Koechner round out Ferrell’s news team while including guest appearances from Seth Rogen, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Vince Vaughn to mention a few.

Anchorman’s strength is in its dialogue and its hilarious guest artist scenarios, such as the infamous news station battle royale. There are moments when the film slows down, but for most the newsroom there’s a great source for comedy.


Adam’s Grade: B+

Chuck’s Grade: C+

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