Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Theatrical Release: December 18, 2013
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
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Synopsis

With the 70’s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) – All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy… while taking New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.

Dove Review

This movie is certainly a paradox. On the one hand, it does have some very funny moments including one scene in which Julius Caesar is mentioned and Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) comments that he doesn’t follow the NBA much, thinking it is Julius Irving being mentioned. The outrageous and off-the-wall comedy of both Ferrell and Steve Carell does tickle the funny bone. At the same time, this movie has something to offend almost everybody! It uses ignorant humor, such as Will Ferrell constantly referring to a woman being black, and a racist character that is a salesman and welcomes everyone except for Catholics and Jews. It is supposed to be funny in an ignorant way, but not everyone will find it so. Another example of the possible offending humor is when O.J. Simpson and Robert Blake are referred to as “lady killers”. The picture also has a character looking up at a memorial service and cursing God.

With all the cursing and sexual innuendos and the smoking of crack on screen, this one isn’t anywhere close to being Dove approved.

Content Description

Sex: An unmarried couple has sex although it is not graphic; a married woman has an affair with a single man; kissing and sexual innuendos and sexual comments throughout; close up on a woman's rear; talk of porn; sexual slang; the mention of strip clubs; the male organ is referred to a few times; condoms are looked at in a scene and reference to an STD; a reference to masturbation.
Language: A lot of strong language including use of the words "GD" and "Chr*st" and "J" in addition to "GD you" and once used as a character looks up toward heaven; the "F" bomb.
Violence: A lot of slapstick and physical violence meant to be funny; a fight in which characters are hit by bats, sticks and with fists; a crab bites a man's lip; a shark attacks an underwater creature and blood is seen; RV overturns and a ball hits man in head; in what is supposed to be a funny scene a man is seen talking with a knife planted in his head and some blood seen; a beast's hand is shot off by a laser in another "fantasy" type scene.
Drugs: Newsmen smoke crack on TV; man says he has been smoking crack; drinking in several scenes; a character smokes a cigarette.
Nudity: Shirtless men seen in underwear; cleavage; woman seen in lingerie; women in shorts.
Other: Racist humor although it is intended to be funny but this includes a woman being called "black" several times; a "Dirty Polack" comment; a kid calls an adult a liar.

Info

Company: Paramount
Writer: Will Ferrell & Adam McKay
Director: Adam McKay
Producer: Judd Apatow
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 119 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter