Monday, November 15, 2010

Movie Review: Morning Glory - PG13

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.


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Sean Grey Hanson said...

This movie looks like it will be fun. There is absolutely nothing to criticize here