zaterdag 25 augustus 2012
Best of... Will Ferrell
"A Night at the Roxbury"
This movie is actually really ridiculous, but maybe that's why it's so funny. The two Butabi brothers are a bit retarted and they are so naive. And the Haddaway song is iconic. Maybe not iconic, but it's super awesome in this film.
One of the best comedies ever made. This movie is so funny, especially because of Ferrell. His character Frank the Tank is one of cinema's favorite drunks. Don't you just crack up when he starts singing "Dust in the Wind" or when he does gymnastics? I do, even when I just think about it.
A man who thinks he's an elf... Only Will Ferrell can get away with that sort of nonsense. And it works. At least for me it does.
This movie is filled with extravagant characters. Ron Burgundy is so full of himself, he doesn't even realize how arrogant he is and he isn't really talented at all. He just reads of a teleprompter. And I haven't mentioned the weatherman Brick yet. Steve Carell plays this role, which is maybe even more memorable than Ferrell's. A sequel is coming, can't wait.
Ferrell only has a small role in this movie, but you do remember that one scene where we meet his character Chazz at his house. Or actually his mothers house. He totally stole that scene.
One beloved children's story comes to life. It's an adorable movie, that didn't got that much attention, but is definitely worth checking out.
"Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"
The leading characters name is Ricky Bobby. That alone is funny. Just picture Will Ferrell's face and Sasha Baron Cohen pronouncing the name in a weird way and you have "Talladega Nights". Not very special, but I liked it.
"Stranger Than Fiction"
Again the funny name (Harold Crick), but this time a more serious role for Ferrell. Surprising and I enjoyed it very much. This also works for him.
"Blades of Glory"
I thought Ferrell couldn't be more ridiculous than "A Night at the Roxbury", but this movie proves he can. A movie about two figureskating guys teaming up? And guess what, I thought it was really hilarious!
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly work really well together. We saw it before in "Talladega Nights" and this time as stepbrothers. My favorite scene is where they build bunkbeds.
"The Other Guys"
I didn't think Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell would make a good team, but they did. Great action comedy, with also nice supporting stars Eva Mednes, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson.
"Everything Must Go"
Like "Stranger Than Fiction" we get a good mix of drama and comedy. I always love it when directors get it right. Really liked Rebecca Hall. And Will Ferrell is really good too.