Watch Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
- 1 hr 33 min
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie is a 2004 comedy film that follows the story of news anchor Ron Burgundy and his news team as they uncover a dangerous conspiracy in the city of San Diego. The film features an ensemble cast led by Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, Christina Applegate as Veronica Corningstone, Paul Rudd as Brian Fantana, and Steve Carell as Brick Tamland. The story takes place in the 1970s, and the film was designed to be a companion piece to Ferrell's hit comedy film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
In Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, Ron and his news team are going about their business until they stumble upon a bizarre story involving a radical political group called The Alarm Clock. The group is planning to bomb a local parade, and Ron and his team must figure out how to stop them while also dealing with personal issues like relationship troubles and rival news teams.
The film is shot in the same style as Anchorman, with plenty of over-the-top comedic moments and absurd situations. Ron Burgundy remains the same pompous, self-involved character that audiences loved in the first film, but he is given a chance to explore more of his skillset in journalism as he uncovers the truth about The Alarm Clock.
The rest of the news team is also given plenty of opportunities to shine in the film, with Paul Rudd's Brian Fantana getting involved in a romantic subplot with a rival news team member, and Steve Carell's Brick Tamland delivering some of the film's funniest one-liners.
The supporting cast of the film is also excellent, with appearances from Fred Willard as the news station's network president and Maya Rudolph as a member of The Alarm Clock. The film also features a number of cameos from other actors and comedians, including Amy Poehler, Kevin Corrigan, and Chuck D.
Overall, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie is a hilarious send-up of the newsroom genre, with plenty of absurd humor and ridiculous situations. While it may not be as coherent as its predecessor, it is still a must-see for fans of Will Ferrell's brand of comedy. For those who enjoyed Anchorman, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie is a welcome addition to the series, and a chance to spend more time with some of the most iconic characters in recent comedy history.
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie is a 2004 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1.