Review: Anchorman – The Legend that is Ron Burgundy

The legend that is Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) takes on the battle of the sexes in his latest film, Anchorman. Set in the male dominated world of the 70’s, Ferrell stars as San Diego’s top rated news anchorman until he is challenged to adjust to women in the workplace when Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) takes the screen. The film follows the fight between Applegate and Ferrell for the role of anchor, but what sex will win?

Adam McKay co-wrote the classic comedy that is Anchorman, with the help of Ferrell himself. The creativity and realism of the 70’s storyline created an unlimited number of laughs throughout. McKay has out done himself on character choices with a range of clashing yet, hilarious personalities creating most of the humour for the film. Anchorman is a great comedy and the style of writing needs to be congratulated for the underlining serious focus. McKay has been able to pull off a realistic, yet hilarious portrayal of sexism in the 70’s in a way that not only entertains, but also educates. It’s a great spoof of working in the 70s that is guaranteed to make just about anyone laugh.

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