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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Burgundy returns in irreverent sequel with innuendo galore.

Movie PG-13 2013 119 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 13+

Funnier than the first but lots of innuendo

The first Anchorman was rubbish but Will Ferrel has redeemed himself with the sequel. Expect lots of language, innuendo and voilence.
age 11+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (34 ):

Co-writers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay hit upon a brilliant idea in their return to their beloved Ron Burgundy character. Since we left Ron in the late 1970s, it only makes sense that he should be part of the 24-hour news cycle of the 1980s, as well as the deterioration of TV news and its transformation into ratings-based entertainment. The dumb, yet confident Burgundy is the perfect character for it. This clever thread alone makes the movie worth viewing. But happily, it's very funny, too.

Ferrell and McKay base most of their humor on unexpected, bizarrely rhythmic wordplay and images that support that wordplay. Not every joke is going to work for every viewer. Parts of the movie go over the top, and it definitely sprawls a bit, nearly hitting the two-hour mark. But the best jokes are spread generously throughout, and performers like Kristen Wiig and Meagan Good are quite wonderful in a movie dominated by men. It's a worthy sequel that tickles the brain as well as the funnybone.

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