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 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. 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, 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 begins to unravel – and soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.
I dislike the term 'guilty pleasure'. That may surprise some people as I've used it before, but I think I may retire it. I think that if something is pleasurable, then you shouldn't feel guilty for it (unless that pleasure is some kind of sex crime, in which case, you probably should).
People define a guilty pleasure as something you know is bad, but you still love it despite those obvious flaws. This would be something like Transformers, Independence Day, Resident Evil etc. All films that have incredibly glaring flaws but are still fun to watch even though they are bad. As much as I get that, I still don't like the concept of feeling guilty for any piece of…
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).
I've caught a bit of a chill today which means all I wanted to do this evening was wrap myself up and watch something light and enjoyable that I was familiar with. I'm rather partial to those quickfire behind the scenes TV news based movies and series like HBO's excellent The Newsroom. Maybe it was discovering the snappy and legendary His Girl Friday when I was little that did it? Anyway, cast in the same mould is Morning Glory, a rather unfairly ignored comedy from 2010 starring the Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton and Patrick Wilson.
It really is a shame that this was largely ignored as it is bright, breezy and pleasant film which sees the delightful McAdams…
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,…
Debo confesar haberla visto hasta ahora porque en realidad cuando estreno en cines nunca me llamo la atención, pero cuando uno tiene tiempo libre y no sabe que ver, suele recurrir a algo que lo divierta y lo distraiga. Gratificantemente no me encontré solo con una comedia romántica muy bien hecha, si no muy memorable.
Ver a Rachel McAdams ponerseles a tu por tu a primeros actores como Harrison Ford o Diane Keaton es bastante interesante, y es que aparte del carisma de esta joven actriz, en esta comedia se siente fresca y comoda con su papel.
Pero, ¿que hace memorable a esta comedia?
La química entre los actores la hace memorable, así como las interesantes situaciones cómicas que tienen que vivir mientras intentan rescatar un programa matutino de variedades (para mi la gloriosa escena de Diane Keaton y el zorrillo es hilarante).
Interesante más aún, que esta sea una producción de Bad Robot, osea, J. J. Abrams.
Watched it for Rachel McAdams. And really she steals the show along with many other great and cool actors..
The story of a tv news network and a showrunner executive producer played by Rachel. Its a rollar coster ride screenplay, plot with great and appropriate background music.
Although an One time watchable, this one will be re-referred again and again as a "That movie where Rachel playing an tv news producer and Harrison played along with her".
An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program with warring co-hosts.
Barely sufferable romantic comedy that makes you think: why can't they make them right anymore?
When God showered charm, Rachel McAdams took her time and got every bit of it. I loved her sweet, inspiring performance here. She's too good. A movie about breakfast TV and relationships: pretty much a jungle. Supported by a great cast- Diane Keaton, Harrison Ford (who's intentionally funny banters were gold), Jeff Goldblum and Patrick Wilson (zaddy). Liked this one a lot. A LOT.
A likeable cast nearly drag this through its runtime but it tires long before it's conclusion. Contrived drama with poorly sketched characters and scenarios. It has a couple of funny moments thanks to Harrison Ford & Diane Keaton but the usually impressive MacAdams falls flat here.
A film with great performances from Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton (despite playing their parts childishly over the top at times) that fails to rise above its lackluster script, oddly pacing and jokes that fail to deliver. The film shows gleams of promise with strong interactions between McAdams and Ford and McAdams and Wilson, but those are few and far between.
My Take: A comedy that fails to be funny. I wanted more Goldblum.
There were things about the... philosophy~ of the film that really bothered me ("let's get our ratings up by making the trashiest TV show possible" for instance), but what I did really like about Morning Glory is that it's actually a story about friendship more than a romantic comedy. That was refreshing.
I have no idea why I just re-watched this terrible terrible bland pointless film. I hate myself a little bit.
Smart comedy in which McAdams becomes an executive producer for a morning variety show with very poor ratings. Grumpy news reporter Ford, who doesn't get along with co-host Keaton, doesn't make producing the show any easier, but it's up to her to turn things around when apathetic network exec Goldblum puts the writing on the wall for the show. Mc Adams is as usual sparkling, but Ford's hilarious persona takes centre stage. Matt Malloy as the weatherman has some sidesplitting scenes. Written by Aline Brosh McKenna, of The Devil Wears Prada fame
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- Batman Returns
- Howard the Duck
- Morning Glory
- Boynton Beach Club
- 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…
- 12 Years a Slave
- 13 Assassins
- 20,000 Days on Earth
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
I'm a hoarder. Deal with it.
Current number: 996
Watched: 54% (536 out of 996)