Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

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"They bring you the news so you don't have to get it yourself."
  • R
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 7.1  (375,869)
  • 63

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Adam McKay and starring Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, and Steve Carell. The film is set in the 1970s and follows Ron Burgundy, a famous anchorman for a local San Diego news station, as he navigates the challenges of his job and personal life. The film opens with a voiceover explaining the importance of local news anchors in the 1970s, setting the stage for Ron Burgundy's introduction. Ron is the star anchorman for the San Diego news station, and he is beloved by viewers and colleagues alike. Alongside his co-anchors, Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Champ Kind (David Koechner), and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), Ron is a staple of San Diego's news scene.

Ron's world is turned upside down, however, when the station hires a new anchor named Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate). Veronica is intelligent, ambitious, and is the first woman to be hired as a news anchor at the station. Ron is initially threatened by Veronica's presence, but she proves to be a formidable opponent and the two develop a contentious rivalry.

As Ron and Veronica compete for the top spot at the news station, they also navigate romantic relationships with other people. Ron dates a woman named Veronica, who he confuses with his co-anchor, and Veronica Corningstone dates the rival news anchor, Wes Mantooth (Vince Vaughn).

The film is full of absurd humor and outrageous situations, highlighted by the performances of its talented cast. Will Ferrell's portrayal of Ron Burgundy is hilarious and over-the-top, and he perfectly captures the arrogance and self-importance of a successful news anchor. Christina Applegate is also fantastic as Veronica Corningstone, playing the role with intelligence and strength. Steve Carell steals nearly every scene he's in as the dim-witted Brick Tamland, and the rest of the supporting cast is equally hilarious.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is a must-see comedy film that has become a cult classic in the years since its release. Its unique blend of satire and silliness is unmatched, and it has cemented itself as one of the most iconic films of the 2000s. Whether you're an avid fan of comedy or just looking for a good laugh, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is a film you won't want to miss.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is a 2004 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 63.

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  • Release Date
    2004
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 34 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (375,869)
  • Metascore
    63