Becky Fuller(Rachel McAdams)is hired as Executive Producer of 'Daybreak', a 4th place morning show.
Her first idea to revive the ratings is to bring in Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford), a news reporting legend already under contract with the network, to host with Colleen Peck (Diane Keaton).
The main theme is content: what do viewers want to see in a morning show? Hard news or human interest and pop culture? That debate is the source of frustration for Becky, a point of conflict between Mike and Colleen, and the reason for many comedic moments throughout the movie.
I was a bit surprised at the reduced role that Diane Keaton played. She didn't have as major a role as you'd expect. It was all about Becky and Mike, which is okay with me, because I'm a big Harrison Ford fan. He was careful to just go so far, but not too far in his haughty, grumpy, stuck-up portrayal of Mike. Jeff Goldblum was also good as Becky's boss Jerry Barnes.
Although Becky is a likeable character and you can't help but root for her to succeed, I was a bit uncomfortable with how casually she treated sex with her boyfriend. Aside from a few brief curses, there was no objectionable content.
I found Morning Glory to be a fairly unique blend of a commentary on society, and romantic comedy. Very entertaining.