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Anchorman 2 - The Legend Continues

Anchorman 2 - The Legend Continues
Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate

Rated: PG-13 for language, violence and sexual situations.
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: December 18, 2013 Released by: Paramount Pictures Corporation

Nine years after the original Anchorman release, Will Ferrell returns as Ron Burgundy with his hair-sprayed hair, phony broadcast-ready voice and full-on wackiness, he's now divorced and in need of a job.
Set in New York in the 1980s, Ron gets an offer to anchor a segment on GNN, a new concept of 24-hour news.   He brings back the old gang, David Koechner, the sportscaster, Paul Rudd, the investigative reporter and Steve Carell, the psycho weatherman, and even though they're assigned the 3 a.m. slot, the team gets good ratings.
The film is more a group of unconnected skits than an actual comedy with a beginning, middle and end.  Director and co-writer Adam McKay jumps from Carell and a coworker (Kristen Wiig) trying to have an absurd romantic interlude, to Ron insulting his black female boss's family over dinner, to Ron trying to save a shark.
Ferrell is willing to do anything to make people laugh, he can be tasteless, ridiculous and strange.   Unfortunately, here some of it works and some of it doesn't.

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