Film: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Release: 2004, theatrical Starring: Will Ferrel, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell Directed by: Adam McKay IMDB Page: Link opens in a new window Description: Ron Burgundy's news team is the most successful team in the city of San Diego, one day however all conventions are broken when a woman joins the station.
This is one the movies I quote the most, the movie is filled to the brink with so many one-liners and memorable moments that it is indeed at the top of the mountain when it comes to comedy. It's a doozy however, because while so much more could have been done with the concept of the story the characters are all so memorable that you just kinda forget the lameness of the actual plot. Because yes, the plot is very cliché, and the story could have had a message mixed in with the comedy but you quickly forget that because you're laughing at the utter bizarre level of stupidity from Steve Carell's character, Brick. If this movie was ever to gain a spin-off, Brick would most likely be the character to get it. The other characters get their funny moments too, though I have to say that while most characters get a lot to do humor-wise, Paul Rudd is just sorta.. there. That said, the movie would definitely be worse off without him. This is also a movie with a lot of celebrities playing throw away roles, like Jack Black, Danny Trejo or Ben Stiller each being characters with only one or two lines only appearing once in the movie. The movie is just loaded with big name actors like that, indicating to me at least that this movie was a "play time project", as in a movie where actors and their friends just do a movie for the fun of it. Kind of like how The Blues Brothers is also loaded with cameos. This movie is one I've found myself revisiting again and again and I'll be sure to do so again in the future.