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Anchorman

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy

What he said:

He

This movie is absolutely insane. It is similar to Caddyshack in the sense that it just never lets up and there is little-to-no story. And that’s ok! Sometimes you just need the utterly absurd. I like a smart comedy as much as the next person, but there is really something to be said for something that is just so over the top it

This movie also has a great cast. So many good supporting actors in this. Tim Robbins, Ben Stiller, Fred Willard, Paul Rudd, hell they even fit Danny Trejo in there, ha! I always love me a Danny Trejo cameo. Christina Applegate was also able to hold her own. She did not look out of place at all. This movie was also Steve Carrell's "breakout season" as they say in sports.

Vince Vaughn was hilarious in this and I usually hate him. He's so much better when doing a "character" (like in this or Starsky & Hutch) than he is when he's just playing himself. I don't want to watch someone play themselves over and over, especially if they annoy me in real life. So this was a welcome change for me.

This is also one of Ferrell's better movies. The man-child is at his best here. That shtick doesn't always work, but when it does you get the wonderful lunacy that is found in this film.

Rating: Thumbs up.

This movie reviw was completed on July 8, 2010

 

What she said:

She

Oh boy, Will Ferrell can be so funny. Every time I watch this movie I appreciate it in different ways. I’ll never really appreciate it for the storyline, because, well, there isn’t too much of one. But seriously, who cares! I usually spend the movie trying to figure out which one liners I’m going to quote in conversations later.

Poor Christina Applegate. She must’ve known going in that she’d be the weakest link in this film. I mean, with people like Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and Fred Willard in this movie. Those guys are too funny.

Warning for parents with children below the age of 13, this movie is ripe with adult humor. It’s so out there at times that you can’t help but laugh. When Ron Burgundy plays the jazz flute, oh man, I’m in stitches. I can’t really review this movie, just offer favorite quotes.

Ron Burgundy: "I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal. People know me."

Brian Fantana: "Sex Panther by Odeon. This stuff is illegal in 9 countries. It's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."
Ron Burgundy: "It's quite pungent. It's a formidable scent. It stings the nostrils in a good way."
Brian Fantana: "Yup."
Ron Burgundy: "Brian, I'm gonna be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline."
Brian Fantana: "They've done studies, you know. They say 60% of the time, it works every time."
Ron Burgundy: "That doesn't make any sense."

Ron Burgundy: "Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast!"
Champ Kind: "It jumped up a notch."
Ron Burgundy: "It did, didn't it?"
Brick Tamland: "Yeah, I stabbed a man in the heart."
Ron Burgundy: "I saw that! Brick killed a guy! Did you throw a trident?"
Brick Tamland: "Yeah, there were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident."

Diagnosis: Thumbs up

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