Two comedic heavy hitters Will Ferrell (ANCHORMAN - THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY) and Jon Heder (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE) join forces to push the boundaries of slapstick with their ice-skating farce BLADES OF GLORY. Rival skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Heder) begrudgingly set out to attempt a historical comeback in the pair-skating programme after being banned in the mens figure skating category after an unsportsmanlike scuffle. MacElroys former coach (Craig T. Nelson) provides them with the tough-love coaching they so desperately need. Despite their absurdity the duo arent previous award winners for nothing and their combined talent threatens the position of fellow American skating champions--brother and sister pair-skating team Stranz and Fairchild Van Waldenberg who are played by real-life husband and wife Will Arnett (ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) and Amy Poehler (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE). But while Stranz and Fairchild Van Waldenberg may turn on the charm for their adoring public they reveal their true colours as they connive to sabotage Michaels and MacElroy in their efforts to regain the championship. Ferrells turn as the loud-talking ego-swelling hard-partying sex-addict skater is an abrasive and shrilling contrast to Heders innocent cherub-faced prodigal son. Poehler and Arnett are splendid as the biting antagonists and demonstrate a masterful understanding of how to portray characters full of spite and self-indulgence. BLADES OF GLORY is full of gut-busting wisecracks and painfully funny imagery and will undoubtedly leave fans hoping that Ferrell and Heder will team up again for more hilarity and outlandish entertainment.
Release Date: 06 April 2009
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 93 minutes
Production Year: 2007
Main Language: English
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