#29 Anchorman (2004)

#29 Anchorman (2004)

An impeccable comedic delivery by a star studded cast portrays the seventies San Diego the way it was meant to be, led by Will Ferrell. I’ll never forget choking on my drink when Chris Parnell ran away crying from the newsroom because of the “poop” that came out of Ron Burgundy’s mouth. Few films have as strong a supporting cast as this one. The music really brings out the era, and hearing Bill Wither’s “Use Me Up” makes my shoulders sway effortlessly every time. Bright colors really help the light hearted tone of the film, and at its darkest, is still gut bustingly funny. For example, Baxter being kicked off a bridge leads to a “glass case of emotion”. Simply brilliant. Paul Rudd is the king of moronic likability, David Koechner is the master of unashamed desperation, and Steve Carell steals any scene he is in with his superb absent minded attempts at normalcy. One of the defining comedies of our generation.

1 comment:

checho said...

the "yass flute" scene MADE this movie in my humblest of humble. This movie documents the beginning of beauteeful anchor chicks in news, a prediction of the future of news. With the coming of women like Megan Kelly, Contessa Brewer and the big breasted chick from what was channel 13 (Lauren Sanchez, i think), this film has proven prophetic!