Anchorman is the story about an Anchorman. It's the story of a small town where two major news gangs ran around and feuded, and things easily got a bit crazy. It's one of those somewhat exaggerated, somewhat cheesy, somewhat very American comedies, featuring Will Ferrell (a name that seems to carry with it certain implications of all those not always so positive movie traits), but compared to the sequel, it was all of these things in a good way.
The main character may be shallow and selfish, and his crew not much different, and he may stand for everything I'd rather not, but maybe it's all those flaws that still make him likable. The characters all face hardships, rise and fall, ride into walls, but of course they always come out swinging, smiling, and eventually winning. It a fun and feel good movie, even if every facet of it isn't smooth as a polished pebble. It was silly, but not too silly, and the mesh of characters apart from Will Ferrell give it some kind of depth. Did you notice Danny Trejo, Jack Black and Vince Vaugn are all part of the very diverse and sidelined cast? Good watch.
rated 3/5: not bad