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A Cult Classic,
This review is from: Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy [DVD] (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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Initial post: 9 Jan 2009 08:31:06 GMT
Gold Service Current Acc says:
I was going to write my own review but wasnt sure how to approach it because I didnt want to give any of the lines away, this review is exactly how i'd of written it. However, the thing with some films is if they get hyped up they're always dissapointing, I hope the good reviews dont make this dissappointing because seriously this is my favourite film, especially when all the news readers meet up to have a fight! with chains and knives. I dont think that would ever happen in real life.
Posted on 29 Aug 2009 01:04:22 BDT
R. Matfen says:
totally agree...I did not laugh once watching this film, yet most people i know name it as their favorite film of all time?!?!? Defo a marmite thing...
Strangely I thought 40 Year Old Virgin was really funny though
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