Friday, November 12, 2010


Starring: Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford

Story: 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. (Paramount Pictures)

Rated: PG-13

Bottom Line: MORNING GLORY isn’t groundbreaking cinema but it’s a little smarter than your average rom-com and McAdams, Keaton and Ford (especially Ford) are having an infectiously good time. That’s what makes this slightly by-the-numbers, humorous and easily digestible romantic comedy work. It goes down easy, it makes you smile and it entertains. Is that too much to ask?!

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