Morning Glory Reviews
It is a bit slow to begin with but when it gets into it, it turns out to be pretty funny.
I love harrison ford moody character that actually has a heart and i loved rachel mcadams that actually also surprised me.
Its a nice, happy movie that would lighten up your day.
Worth a watch even if its only the once.
Yes, this film is not very original, the story is pretty routine, and there's a bit of slightly unnecessary stuff, (the romance side plot), but this film is nevertheless a very charming, well-meaning, and entertaining comedy, even if it is light and breezy.
I sometimes really like light and breezy, and at this time, this was what I needed. It is good, too...very fun. Grumpy Harrison Ford is always a joy to see, and how can you not like Rachel McAdams? I could have used more of Goldblum and a tad more of Keaton, and maybe just a tad bit of substance, but really, that's okay if not all of my wishes got fulfilled.
This is all pretty familiar, but it's comforting, and it is actually done pretty competantly, so yeah, give it a watch.
As the egotistical Mike Pomeroy, Harrison Ford is a joy, his grump with gusto is as engaged as he's seemed in a long time. His sparring with Keaton is delicious - watch them duel over who is the last one to say "bye", with impeccable timing - and his scenes with Rachel McAdams trying to chisel a smile on his granite face are a delight.
There are times when you feel convention will mean Pomeroy will thaw and soften. Happily he doesn't. Terrifically bad tempered, Ford could well transform from matinee idol into our generation's Walter Matthau.
But as good as Ford is, the film's ace in the hole is McAdams. In her hands, Becky is driven, smart and winning, delivering her instructions in a sing-song-y gait, settling arguments with googly eyes.
The witty banter back and forth between Diane Keaton and Ford is at times laugh out loud hilarious. I loved their chemistry and the weatherman's antics were the beginning of when my ratings for the movie started to go up.
It stars Rachel McAdams as a plucky young television producer hired to try to salvage a Today Show-esque morning program with struggling ratings. She's surrounded by the expected misfits and quirky characters, and has to find a way to improve ratings, save the show, and manage her own personal happiness.
There's a great cast in addition to McAdams, including Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson, and Jeff Goldblum, but they're all criminally underused. Morning Glory strays pretty close to being generic at times, it's predictable, and there's not much about it that you'll remember after it's over.
It's not bad, but I wouldn't recommend making it a priority to see. Besides an occasional chuckle or two and how adorably cute Rachel McAdams can be, Morning Glory doesn't have a lot to offer.
Director: Roger Michell
Summary: Whiz-kid producer Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) finds her abilities put to the test when she's charged with bringing a network morning show back from ratings purgatory. Her first job: getting the show's feuding, acid-tongued co-hosts (Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton) under control.
My Thoughts: "Great film about a young girl who had a dream and is shown very determined to make her dream come true. I had thought it was a romantic comedy, but its much more then that. There's a bit of a romance, but the film doesn't focus on that as much as I had thought seeing the trailers for the film. It's an inspiring film telling us to believe in ourselves and our dreams and that everything we want in life is possible. Great film for young girls I think. Those in college or highschool. Great acting from a very talented cast. It was an unexpected good film. Rachel McAdams really did a great job as Becky Fuller. In the end, a movie that didn't disappoint."