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Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy 2004

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There was a time before cable when the local anchorman reigned supreme....Enter the hard-hitting world of the 1970s local TV news, where Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his loyal Channel 4 News Team are San Diego's #1 rated news source. All is well in their male-dominated world of news until beautiful, rising-star reporter Veronica Corningstone turns it all upside down. Sparks don't just fly, they ignite an all-out war between the two perfectly coiffed anchorpersons. In a job where it pays to keep a straight face, Anchorman is the comedy that makes it almost impossible to stop laughing.

Starring:
Will Ferrell, Steve Carell
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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Genres Comedy
Director Adam McKay
Starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell
Supporting actors Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Christina Applegate, David Koechner, Fred Willard, Chris Parnell, Kathryn Hahn, Fred Armisen
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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Format: DVD
I LOVED this movie when I saw it in the theatre over the past summer- so I was pumped to see an "unrated" version come out on DVD.

Whomever was in charge of putting this DVD together yanked a huge chain on this release. I had expected the "unrated" version to be funnier than the theatrical version which I thought was one of the year's funniest movies, because in general, "unrated" cuts have been better than the "regular" release.

This "unrated" version skips a couple really great monents from the theatrical version, one instance is when Carell's character "Brick" utters "I ate a big red candle" during the party hangover sequence and they replace it with a joke that's nowhere near that great non-sequitor. Near the end of the film they edited out Ferrell's lines just before he picks up the phone in the bar (something about "once being an anchorman")which was more in line with the film's plot/angle than the new scene of Burgundy eating cat poop. A TERRIBLY UNFUNNY ADDITION.

The crapper of it is, the unrated DVD has different and admittedly better extras than the theatrical DVD release, so to actually get the theatrical cut(which is a better cut than the unrated version) the customer gets screwed if they want the better extra features. lame.

in all actuality this review would be 4 for the movie, and 1 for the way this fiasco was put out on DVD.
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I for one, unlike many reviewers here, thought this was one of the funniest movies that was made in 2004. People may pass this off as "stupid" slapstick humor, which is true in for the most part, but the basis for this comedy is genius.

The 70s anchor man is funny to begin with. Not to mention they poke fun at all the ignorance that was displayed by most people in the 70s. Such as littering, acceptance of sexual harassment, style of clothing, hair and a number of other corny things that we remember from the 70s, even if you weren't alive then.

This is filled with an incredible cast, and pushes satirical humor to the limits. Don't listen to all your idiot friends who says it sucks, just because they didn't get the satire. If the basis of the movie sounds funny to you, you will probably like it. It's a smart comedy. I know it had me tears.
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Format: DVD
This movie's comedy is not everyone's cup of tea because it's very unique. This is a very random film and it takes a real lover of Will Ferrell (and a person with unique sense of humor) to laugh it "ow now brown cow" and "the human torch was denied a bank loan." But if you like that sort of thing, then you will absolutely love this film. I did.

Pairing David Koechner, Steve Carell and Will Ferrell made a great cast, plus the addition of many other fine actors, although I myself don't really care for Fred Armisen. Later on, Ben Stiller and Tim Robbins appear in the Battle of the Newsteams, which is one of the high points of the film. Brick Tamland (Carell) and his absolute stupidity are hilarious, like the times when he is, out of no where, just holding a grenade, when he says the most idiotic things like "I love lamp" and "I'm Brian Fantana", and when he kills the "guy with a trident."

I personally believe that the dialogue and the "Afternoon Delight" song are what made this film. To hear Will Ferrell's take on what "San Diego" means is highly amusing. I love everything about this film, honestly. Ferrell's rendition of "Aqualung" by J-Tull was also pretty nice.

If you don't like random dialogue and you prefer a more intelligent comedy, don't buy or watch this film. If you like Ferrell's work in Talladega Nights (directed by the same man, Adam McKay) and his brand of comedy, then you will love this movie.
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Format: DVD
This movie is will Ferrell at his finest. From the opening credits he plays the bumbling anchorman known as Ron Burgundy in perfect form. When you buy this movie it will be for Will Ferrell's genius, he creates a character who is not simply a humorous idiot (that part is played by Steve Carell) but has motivation, sorrow, and even wit at times. The dialog and writing on this movie is brilliant, the lines aren't ridiculously cheesy or over the top stupid for sake of being funny. By the same token it doesn't feel as if every line reads like it took a conglomeration of 10 minds 30 minutes to create it.
Throughout it all Ferrell stays the man with below average IQ who is attempting to win his newfound love Veronica Corningstone and retain his job.
Great cast, great writing, thank you Will Ferrell.
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Typical Will Farrell movie, which to me means he sells buffoonery to the hilt. For the $5 bucks I paid going in blind on this, I knew I'd get my money back in laughs. Farrell movies aren't usually very complicated, he's essentially the frat boy that isn't afraid to acknowledge he's a frat boy once he got older. I'm no lover of frat boys, but I'm glad his brilliance is being put into making me laugh rather than scheming on Wall Street or in the Oval Office on how to create more derivatives or "trickle down" more upon the world. It's no wonder Farrell impersonated George W Bush so well, he knows that works perfectly.

I think Farrell is most awesome as a supporting actor, like nearly all improv comedians he really shines in short bursts but tends to lose momentum when he has to carry an hour and a half show (the GWB "farewell" being a major exception). I think it's because most movies made by improv comedians tend to be clever short and strong skits and characters that have been expanded and padded out with enough "funny stuff" to merit the time required to consume 90+ minutes of film.

Anchorman is basically your basic satire of perceived 1970's living, with a lot of period costuming and sets along with improv actors riffing on things that can be funny about that period from the perspective of a culture 35-40 years removed. The mustaches, the lapels, the colors, the phrases, etc. It's amusing at times, throws in a little political jab or two that can make you aware of how all news is essentially manipulation of perception, and generally gives a fairly enjoyable escape for a few bucks.

Definitely give this movie a viewing sometime, it's amusing and will give many chuckles. But if you want to see the powerful genius of Farrell, watch his brilliant cameos in Eastbound and Down, Wedding Crashers, as well as his George Bush "You're Welcome America" one-man show.
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