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Running Time:
91 minutes

Rating: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.

Rating Explanation:
for sexual humor, language and comic violence

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
It may not always be coherent or consistent, but it's awfully funny and a perfect vehicle for Will Ferrell.

Additional Info:
DVD Features: Outrageous bloopers; Over 25 minutes of side-splitting deleted scenes; Commentary with Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay; The making of Anchorman; Afternoon Delight music video.



Anchorman
Will Ferrell co-wrote the screenplay with Adam McKay, a former "Saturday Night Live" head writer who's making his directorial debut with "Anchorman." In the film, Ron Burgundy (Ferrell) thinks he is a lot smarter and more talented than he really is. He has somehow gotten by on his charisma and although he is a basically just a mediocre journalist, San Diego seems to love him. That is until Veronica Corningstone's arrival. San Diego has seen weather girls before, but this woman is brought in as a reporter and that had simply never happened here. To make matters worse, she is not only beautiful, but she is smart and strong. When she's assigned to be on the air beside Ron Burgundy, things get hot. Ron's news team is made up of: David Koechner ("A Guy Thing") as a sportscaster named "Champ,", Steve Carell ("Bruce Almighty"), as Brick the weather man, and Paul Rudd ("The Cider House Rules") as Ronís investigative reporter, and Fred Willard ("A Mighty Wind") and Chris Parnell (TVís "Saturday Night Live") are the news producers. Kevin Corrigan ("Slums of Beverly Hills"), renowned rap musician Chuck D (of Public Enemy), Tara Subkoff ("American Pie") and Maya Rudolph (TVís "Saturday Night Live") appear as members of the radical underground group The Alarm Clock, which becomes the big news story of the day. This is a highly entertaining, very funny film that's equally intelligent, hilarious, appalling and appealing.






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