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,…
It's not as funny as it thinks it is/wants to be, it glamorizes the no-news-in-news mentality, the love interest is the worst kind of one-dimensional-perfect, every plot twist feels unearned and contrived and it's more predictable than an episode of CSI... BUT.
Morning Glory is just relentlessly pleasant. Its smile-worthy-wit, Alwin Küchler's excellent anamorphic cinematography and Rachel McAdams' irrepressible charm elevate Morning Glory to the level of watchable distraction.
Movies of this type seem to be in shorter supply--not enjoyable distractions, but unabashedly pleasant, adult dramedies made with a decent budget.
Kudos to both the marketing design team and the production design team for creating a unique and interesting aesthetic.
Nervige völlig unwitzige vorhersehbare Zeitverschwendung.
I wasn't impressed! Morning Glory was a movie about broadcasting business managing NOT to provide any substance about television and the media. The director Roger Michell and screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna failed in their respective tasks and it was to the actors to add their own magic for success! Not all of them managed to do just that...
I had to notice somehow frantic acting of Rachel McAdams... she was so anoying in some of the scenes that I almost walked away! Harrison Ford is returning to the comedy after a decade but instead of marking a new chapter getting back to his crowd-pleasing ways, this film will probably add one more nail in a coffin that's been enveloping Ford's…
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.
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- Batman Returns
- Howard the Duck
- Morning Glory
- Accidental Love
- The Age of Adaline
- Being 14
- The Boy Next Door
- 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…