Everybody has either a film star or character that they had a crush on during their formative years. So which…
Breakfast TV Just Got Interesting.
When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller (McAdams) is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life. Stumbling into a job at "Daybreak" (the last-place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy (Ford). Unfortunately, Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts – let alone work with his new co-host, Colleen Peck (Keaton), a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality who is more than happy covering morning "news." As Mike and Colleen clash, first behind the scenes and then on the air, Becky's blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett (Wilson) begins to unravel – and soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.
I suspect Harrison Ford wasn't acting very much, but Rachel McAdams knocked it out of the park – she was quirky and honest and human. The story has a very regular structure, but the writers threw in enough tiny, unexpectedly human details that it really tugs at your heart strings. I found it inspiring.
If you enjoy hearing Harrison Ford say the word "frittata" then holy crap have I got a movie for you (he's actually really good, too).
Today was a tough day at work and this one is a guilty pleasure of mine. Harrison Ford is awesome as an absolute grump - his best performance since Bladerunner in a crazy kinda way. Also, I find Rachel McAdams as watchable as the rest of the internet finds Jennifer Lawrence.
Morning Glory has a certain energy that's often missing from comedies these days. Everything's snappy and zippy, and if perhaps it has its weak parts - the love story between McAdams and Wilson is just filler, for instance - it doesn't dwell on them for too long before moving on to the next thing on its agenda.
The story of a plucky young career woman having to prove herself at a new job is a familiar one, and when you take into consideration that she has to deal with cranky old people at her work, it's not surprising to find out that writer Aline Brosh McKenna also penned The Devil Wears Prada four years prior. The formula still works, though,…
A wonderful, funny and sweet movie with a terrific cast. I had a feeling I'd like this one and I wasn't wrong; definitely an overlooked gem, even if it is formulaic and predictable.
One of my favorite comedies of the last few years, "Morning Glory" is an effervescent delight. Anchored by an ebullient Rachel McAdams, the film boasts national treasures, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, and Jeff Goldblum, in ideally-cast supporting roles and is assuredly shot and assembled. Warm, but not mired in over-sentimentality, the film is an underseen gem.
Morning Glory has star-power written all over it. With a cast of Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams and Diane Keaton, not to mention producer J.J. Abrams overseeing it, it is hard not to go into the film wondering what could be so alluring to them about the story of a morning news and entertainment show. Perhaps it was the script, written by Aline Brosh McKenna, who adapted mega-hit The Devil Wears Prada in 2006. Would this be a continuation of that film's satirical look at the fashion industry, taking it into television journalism? Sadly not. What we do get is a comedy that pulls in far too many directions at once.
The story follows a newly unemployed television producer Becky Fuller,…
"You know what I've noticed, people only say "lighten up" when they're gonna stick their fist up your ass"
Yet another film from my wife's attempt to see every Harrison Ford movie... quest... thing....
A pleasant enough waste of a couple hours. Nothing more. No real reason to watch it unless you are hanging out with my wife.
Μάλλον με το Φορντ συνέβη στην πραγματικότητα ό,τι και στην ταινία. Είχε συμβόλαιο, οπότε έπρεπε να παίξει σ΄ό,τι του πρότειναν.
For a comedy movie, it's a really good one. Good jokes and perfect timing. The gorgeous McAdams and the great Harrison Ford make a good job playing antagonists. Although not marking his perfect score on that one, Ford, still make us, get involved with the plot making us hate and love him. But what makes it so hilarious are the supporting actors. Oh man, they are great.
Well, I just had lots of fun watching it again.
Pr'um filme de comedia ele é muito bom. As piadas são boas e no tempo certo. McAdams está linda como sempre e nosso amigo Harrison , apesar de não fazer seu melhor papel, continua bom. Ele, Ford, nos deixa envolvido e nos faz sentir raiva e o amar ao mesmo tempo. Mas o que dá a graça ao filme são os coadjuvantes. Tornam o filme muito agradável e hilário.
The TV network around which the film is set is called IBS, need I say more?
This lightweight iteration of BROADCAST NEWS is pure fluff yet surprisingly enjoyable.
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- Batman Returns
- Howard the Duck
- Morning Glory
- 13 Assassins
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- In the Mood for Love
I'm a hoarder. Deal with it.
Current number: 946
Watched: 56% (532 out of 946)
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- Le Week-End
- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- How About You...
Apologies for the blunt title - I want to compile a list of films with older (55+) leads that capture…