“I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal.”
Spoken with eloquence and no degree of subtlety by our hero for the weekend, Ron Burgundy. But, of course, you don’t seek out Will Ferrell or the films that Adam McKay has made with him (Talladega Nights, Step Bothers, The Other Guys) for subtlety. With a cast of who’s who of funny – Ferrell, Steve Carell, Fred Willard, Paul Rudd and more cameos than you can shake a stick at – Anchorman takes satire very seriously. The parody they collectively make of the nightly news, and the multifaceted egos stroked by the public eye, feels even more heightened in the era of I-want-my-news-and-I-want-it-now-and-I-want-it-glossy than it did nine years ago.
Whether you are prepping for Anchorman 2 (not kidding) or simply want to feel better about watching MSNBC all day, join us this weekend for what David Edelstein calls the movie that “gives you permission to laugh like an idiot” – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy: playing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Trylon. You stay classy!