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This review is from: Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy [DVD] (DVD)
Let me get something out of the way right now - I despise Will Ferrell's work. I don't think he's funny, and I find him annoying. But this film trasncended my dislike for him and made me laugh from front to back.
For some time now, pure comedies have been dead. The last film made in which literally everything was played for laughs, right down to the romance, was Naked Gun 33 1/3. Anchorman is another of those films, just wall-to-wall laughs, ignoring any continuity or reality and just heading straight for the ridiculous.
The ensemble cast is magnificent, focusing in on Will Ferrell and Steve Carell, as well as Fred Willard as the wonderfully exasperated news editor.
This comedy is most definitely not for everyone. Sophomoric and frequently ironically sexist, as well as at times preposterously stupid, the film heavily relies on what kind of a sense of humour you have.
But if you take your brain out and just let the dumb humour wash over you - particularly in the insane and riotous news anchor gang war in the middle of the film - then you will find much to love in the underrated Anchorman.
This is a film for comedy fans, not for critics.