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The Family Reviews Elf

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Pete: One of the best Christmas films you could ever watch mostly because it is more about discovering one’s true self than it is about Christmas. I’m a huge Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel fan so seeing them together on the screen made it ten times better for me. My favorite quote is from Leon The Snowman: “This might be the golden opportunity to find out who you really are.” Buddy was undoubtedly my favorite character. I would suggest sipping on Rogue Brewing’s Santa’s Private Reserve Double Hopped Red Ale whilst watching this brilliant and hilarious film. Despite Buddy’s size, the house he grew up in was quite well proportioned.

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Brigette: Every year on Christmas Eve, we watch a Christmas movie with the girls. We saw this one in 2010, but they didn’t remember it and decided to revisit it. I’m glad they did. It has an excellent message of keeping a bit of child-like fascination with the world no matter how old you get. It allows you to love easily, maintain a constant state of joy and really experience Christmas spirit. If you need a reminder, I suggest this little book.

Morgan: This film was perfect for Christmas! It had plenty of humor and magic for the whole family! It had a good message too: keep a little bit of a childish air about you –especially at Christmas– as it eventually brightens everyone’s day. The cast was great and it had a sweet and silly cheeriness to it that felt just like Christmas. A perfect film to watch with your family on Christmas Eve.

Gable: I recommend this film for Christmas Eve family time, like I used it. I had watched it before when I was far younger so I forgot most of it. I decided to watch it again. I soon realized that was a very good idea. It was a hilarious film and it had many things that made me tear up, made me relate, made me think, made me smile, made me cringe, and made me laugh. It was a sweet film, too, and a meaningful one, not just because it was about Christmas but because it was about joy.

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Pete and Brigette Review Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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Describe it in 25 words or less.

Pete: A News Reader loses his job to his wife and must find a way to win back both career and family.

Brigette: Catch up with the whole Channel 4 News team and join them on their next adventure.

Any particular reason for choosing this film?

Pete: After watching “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” I thought this would just as good.

Genre:

Pete & Brigette: Comedy

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pete: Brick Tamland because he was ridiculously funny.

Brigette: Veronica Corningston because she fought for her family.

Who was your least favorite character and why?

Pete: Jack Lime because of his arrogance.

Brigette: Kench Allenby because he was greedy.

How was the casting?

Pete: Lots of big names with a couple of new actors too.

Brigette: I enjoyed the new characters introduced in the fight scene, but felt the others had lost a lot of their mojo.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?

Pete: It grabbed me immediately but wasn’t as funny as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

Brigette: I was really excited to see this one and went into it with high expectations and was sorely disappointed, feeling that the film dragged on a fair bit.

Favorite quote:

Pete: “Who the hell is Julius Caesar? You know I don’t follow the NBA!” – Ron

Brigette: “I have to say this is super creepy and unorthodox.” – Ron

What would you change?

Brigette: I would have liked to see them mix it up and come up with a more original storyline. I felt like they were sticking to a formula: same jokes, an obligatory song, the fight scene again, internal turmoil that didn’t work this time around.

Is it part of a series and have you seen the rest of the series?

Brigette: We recently watched Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy and LOVED it, so this one was a big disappointment for me.

How was the soundtrack?

Brigette: Once again, it was very funky indeed. We’ve put the music from the film on Spotify, Grooveshark and Rdio.

How was the ending?

Pete: Predictable and not as clever as I thought it was going to be.

Brigette: Extremely anti-climatic.

What was the moral of the story?

Pete: It’s never too late to make things better.

Brigette: The love of your friends and family will always be more important than a job.

Who would you recommend it to?

Pete: Anchorman fans.

Brigette: I would only recommend this to die-hard Will Ferrell fans who will see anything and everything he is in whether it’s good or not.

Won’t Eat Their Cereal Opportunity: Brick Tamland Won’t Eat His Cereal

Recipe: Steamed Clams

Beer Pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Ithaca Beer’s Flower Power IPA

Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
The News Team’s NYC apartment.

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What would you sacrifice for your dream job?

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