IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
Director: Adam McKay
Release Date: 18 December 2013
Star Cast: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd
Movie Story: Anchorman was a happy accident. A bunch of funny guys in ’70s duds (and one not-very-funny guy in a cowboy hat) titting about in absurd, Saturday Night Live-style sketches for 90-odd minutes, its broad beads of comedy strung loosely on a smart plot about sexual equality in the workplace. The existence of an entire movie’s worth of cut material (Wake-Up Ron Burgundy) was proof of just how ‘throw it all and see what sticks during the edit’ director Adam McKay and co-writer/’tache-in-chief Will Ferrell’s process was. But, Zeus-dammit, it worked. Eventually. A mild initial reaction gradually built, over a decade, to a fevered cult. “I love lamp,” and so forth.