What’s the skating movie with Will Ferrell?

Answered by Stephen Mosley

The skating movie with Will Ferrell is called “Blades of Glory.” It is a comedy film that was released in 2007. The movie stars Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler, William Fichtner, Jenna Fischer, and Craig T. Nelson.

“Blades of Glory” tells the story of two rival figure skaters, Chazz Michael Michaels (played by Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (played by Jon Heder). Both skaters are banned from men’s singles competition after a brawl at the World Winter Sport Games. However, they find a loophole that allows them to compete as the first male-male figure skating pair.

The film is filled with hilarious moments and over-the-top performances. Will Ferrell brings his signature comedic style to the role of Chazz Michael Michaels, a brash and arrogant skater. Jon Heder, known for his role in “Napoleon Dynamite,” portrays the more reserved and sensitive Jimmy MacElroy. The chemistry between Ferrell and Heder’s characters creates many comedic moments throughout the movie.

Supporting performances from Will Arnett and Amy Poehler as rival skaters Stranz and Fairchild Van Waldenberg add to the comedic dynamic of the film. Their characters are conniving and competitive, constantly trying to sabotage Chazz and Jimmy’s chances of success.

The movie also features a strong cast of supporting actors, including William Fichtner as the sleazy coach, Craig T. Nelson as the head of the figure skating association, and Jenna Fischer as Jimmy’s love interest.

The cinematography by Stefan Czapsky captures the grace and athleticism of figure skating, while the editing by Richard Pearson keeps the pacing tight and the comedic timing on point. The music, composed by Theodore Shapiro, adds to the energy and excitement of the skating sequences.

“Blades of Glory” is a hilarious and entertaining film that showcases Will Ferrell’s comedic talents in a unique setting. It is a must-watch for fans of his work, as well as anyone looking for a good laugh and some impressive figure skating stunts.

In my personal experience, I thoroughly enjoyed watching “Blades of Glory.” The combination of comedy and figure skating created a unique and entertaining movie-going experience. Will Ferrell’s comedic timing and physical comedy skills were on full display, and Jon Heder’s portrayal of the more reserved and vulnerable character provided a great contrast. The movie had me laughing out loud and appreciating the impressive skating choreography. “Blades of Glory” is a fun and memorable film that I would highly recommend.