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Will Ferrell - Impressions?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Gold, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    I don't think I have seen any of his movies. They usually are PG-13 and I have younger kids in the house; it's partly a question of not having a lot of time to see movies.

    I'm curious what other people think. I have always had the impression that you can take three to five minutes of one of his movies and make a preview that is hysterically funny, but if you watched the whole movie there wasn't much there.

  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Two words:

  3. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    I'm not a Will Ferrell fan.
    He totally lost me during the Ricky Bobby saga in which he did an advertisment for some cell phone and screamed repeatedly during a 30 second spot. It wasn't funny, Will.
  4. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Only part I really found amusing in Talladegga Nights was the "Dear Lord, baby Jesus" parts.

    I think he's better when he's not in the lead role of the movie (i.e. Old School) or plays cameos (i.e. Wedding Crashers).
  5. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    I love Will Ferrell and have most of his movies on DVD, including the two "Best of" SNL videos. I know some people hate him, but I can't understand why.
  6. jimnorden

    jimnorden Member

    agree completely. alone he tries to hard. on the side, he's pretty good. great on snl, too.
  7. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen 'Talladega Nights' and have little desire to.
    I haven't seen 'Elf' and have no desire to.
    'Stranger than Fiction' was not good but not bad.
    'Anchorman' was a riot, although I expected not to like it.
    'Old School' was a riot.
    'Wedding Crashers' was funny, but was lsoing steam by the time he made his appearance.
    'Winter Passing' was good.
  8. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Same reason I like Adam Sandler in most of his movies, yet some people hate him.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Anchorman -- FUNNY!
    Talladega Nights -- FUNNY!
    Old School -- NOT THAT FUNNY!
    Elf -- KINDA FUNNY!
    Zoolander -- AMUSING!
  10. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    I'm sorry I don't do impressions. I'm a doctor [airplane 2]
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I can do one, but I don't think it'll work on a message board.

    "I'll have three fingers of Glenlivet, with a little bit of pepper (pause) and some cheese."
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Anchorman was funny as hell and Ferrell was the best thing about the somewhat overrated Old School. Elf, basically a kids movie, is pretty good. And I agree that some of his cameos are great.

    But I think lately he's slipping into Sandler cruise control mode where every subsequent movie becomes a carbon copy of the last. I have no desire to see Blades of Glory, he's done that character before.
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