ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY 2004

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Goofball comedy directed by former Saturday Night Live writer Adam McKay. Will Ferrell stars as Ron Burgundy, a top-rated 1970s San Diego anchorman who believes women have a place in the newsroom - so long as they stick to covering fashion shows or late-breaking cooking news, that is.

Starring:
Paul Rudd,Steve Carell
Runtime:
1 hour 34 minutes

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ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY

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Product Details

Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Adam Mckay
Starring Paul Rudd, Steve Carell
Supporting actors Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell
Studio Paramount
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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43 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Mathews on 17 April 2006
Format: DVD
I'll get this out of the way immediately, this is not a film that will appeal to everyone. It is what could be only described as a 'marmite' film. Some will adore its comic irreverence, and some will quite frankly 'not get it'. To me personally this is my favourite comedy of all time, and quite possibly my favourite film in general. I will attempt to not use any of the classic quotations from this film as it will spoil the brilliance of hearing them for the first time.

The story is set in a sexist news studio in San Diego, America. The lead anchor Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) falls for a woman at a party, and she incredibly, to Ron, rejects his not so subtle advances. The next day that very woman, Veronica Corningstone is appointed as a journalist in their very newsroom. Cue brilliant pick-up attempts, witty one liners, emotional breakdowns and scenes that don't leave the mind for weeks. Brick is the lovable fool, who interrupts with odd - yet hilarious - lines at random parts of the movie, he is the weatherman. The sports commentator Champ Kind, is a more roguish persona, who suffers a mental breakdown after Ron decides to go on a date with Veronica instead of attending their monthly pancake breakfast. Yes it's that irrelevant. Bryan Fantana is the 'man on the scene' and is the typical ladies man. All the acting in this film deserves to be noted, they all convey the different personalities of the charchters superbly and somehow without laughing.

All in all I thoroughly recommend this film to anyone with an irrelevant humour or in need of something up-lifting, which this film oddly fulfils. A cult classic in the form of Zoolander. Do watch out for the battle scene and a cameo from Jack Black. Pure comic brilliance.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By . on 6 Jun 2007
Format: DVD
ultimately my favorite ferrel film. The jokes are exactly spot on for the level of humour that you expect from one of his films. The character of ron burgendy is genius as he plods along through life trying to retain his role as the best of the best in a world that is trying to change. equality in the work place is not his idea of progression or that of his best friends, a mixed up bunch of odd balls that follow ron down a path of hilarious childish antics all aimed at one thing...The dreaded woman co-anchor. His friends are extremely funny in there own right not just a bolster for the male lead. All of the characters are sweet deep in there gooey centre and the whole message of false male brovado for brovado's sake is lovingly displayed through the solid friendship that the men have for each other.

The female rival is no victim though and gives as good as she gets which makes this film a true battle of the sexes rather than an ultimate chauvinist fest..if anyhing the exact opposite is true.

I laughed the whole way through sometimes in tears at the characterisations and will never part with this film.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By R. Mullaney VINE VOICE on 6 Mar 2007
Format: DVD
Anchorman is one of the funniest films ever to come out of the States. Will Ferrell plays the obnoxious Ron Burgundy, an egocentrical prime time news anchorman who is horrified to learn he is to be partnered with a female co-anchor. Burgundy struggles to come to terms with his feelings for the lovely Veronica Corningstone whilst at the same time philosophising with his demented channel 4 news team buddies and avoiding the scheming evening news team.

Anchorman is Ferrell at his very best, with bonkers improvised script ('i'll punch you in the ovaries) and surreal, meaningless conversation ('i love lamp'). Add bad 70's wigs and moustaches, dog homicide and a gladiatorial street battle with rival news teams and you have the funniest film in years.

Like this? Try: Old School
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 27 April 2005
Format: DVD
This film is by far the best since Smokey and the Bandit 2. Will Ferrell is the new and improved Jim Carrey (although they've probably been around the same amount of time).
"Ron Burgundy has a voice that could make a Wolverine purr and suits so fine he makes Sinatara look like a hobo!" The film is filled with brilliant and quotable material such as "I have many leather bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany" - That's a chat up line from the legendary news anchor!
Best character in the film has to be "Channel 4's man on the street" Brian Fantana! Brian has a wonderful array of aftershaves which prompts RB to ask - "What cologne you gonna go with? No wait, let me guess - London Gentlemen or blackbeards delight?"
I love this film so much it gets better everytime you watch it. How many people do you know that can read the news AND play Jazz flute???
If you like this, you'll also enjoy the best of Saturday night live with Will Ferrell. Hilarity guarenteed.
I'll leave you with this - "I WANNA BE ON YOU!"
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By Louis Rogers on 18 Dec 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Wouldn't run. Repeated the first 8 seconds over and over. I asked for a refund, which I got, but only after they said this:
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However, because of the circumstances, I've made an exception and issued a refund"

Damn right you made an exception amazon, you sold me a dud. I wouldn't tolerate it in the real world, why should you get to imply you have done me a favour by refunding my money because I attempted to stream online and your fine print says in magic amazon land the constitutes successful viewing? And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why I will not be paying for Amazon prime. Free trial cant end soon enough.

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Merry Christmas.
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