Back in 2004, Anchorman birthed a fan-favourite character in Ron Burgundy and has since gone on to become a cult hit, blossoming into an oft-quoted piece of pop culture. 9 years later, Ron and the team are back by popular demand for another helping of improvised one-liners, celebrity cameos and Brick…being Brick, and the sequel is a worthwhile, if at times over-indulgent follow-up.
After a handful of producer credits, Judd Apatow is back in the hot seat for romantic comedy This is 40, the sort-of sequel to 2007’s Knocked Up. This time the director has turned his gaze on the difficulties of marriage, and his typically perceptive examination proves equally insightful and enjoyable.
The narrative focuses on the marriage of frustrated couple Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) on the eve of their 40th birthdays, and as the party approaches the pair must overcome their midlife troubles, in business and with one another.
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