Will Ferrell goofing on environuts? What’s not to like? A lot, actually. You’ll recognize John C. Reilly as one of the other guys here; the third is Adam McKay, who co-wrote and directed Ferrell in “Anchorman.” You might think the minds behind a comedy classic would be able to do better than this, even as a tossed-off half-assed improv exercise, but as I’ve said once before, those who’ve sat through “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy” will know better what kind of signal-to-noise ratio to expect. If WURB didn’t come with your DVD of “Anchorman,” just try listening to the movie’s commentary track instead. Two funny guys telling stories about shooting a highly improvised film with so many other quality comedians should make for 90 minutes of dynamite, right? Cue it up and see for yourself. You won’t last 20 minutes.
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