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Morning Glory
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03.10.2011 By: Jacob Riley
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Director:
Roger Michell

Actors:
Rachel McAdams
Harrison Ford
Patrick Wilson

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A young career woman gets the challenge of her life when she takes the job as an executive producer on a struggling morning news and talk show that is on the verge of cancellation.

Plucky and tenacious she refuses to give up, romance and hilarity ensue.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Morning Glory is a hell of a lot better than I expected it to be. It isn't a great movie, and parts of it do fall flat but there are more than a couple of highlights that just might make it worth your time.

Easily the strongest performance, and my personal favorite, is that of a cantankerous Harrison Ford. He plays a highly decorated journalist and former evening news anchor that is forced into slumming it on the second-rate morning show "Daybreak" due to some contractual loophole. Some of the most genuine humor comes from his uncooperative and sardonic attitude that makes everyone else around him insane.

That isn't to sell Rachel McAdam's in the lead role, or her ample posterior (seriously, it makes a pretty amazing cameo) short because some of the more subtle humor comes from her just trying to get her priorities in order. She is your quintessential career woman that has put her love life on the back-burner, yes there are more than a couple of clichés but McAdam's pulls it off for the most part.

The rest of the cast is fairly impressive as well featuring the talented Diane Keaton as something of a narcissistic show host, the always welcomed Jeff Goldblum as a T.V. executive and Patrick Wilson as the romantic interest. One of my favorite characters, that is actually something more of a recurring gag, is found in short bald funny-man Matt Malloy who plays the "Daybreak" field journalist Ernie Appleby that gets forced into some ridiculous, sometimes death defying, on-air stunts all for the sake of ratings.

It would be pretty easy to write off Morning Glory as just another romantic comedy that somehow wrangled Han Solo but it really is a pretty solid flick as far as romcoms go.
THE EXTRAS
Audio Commentary:Director Roger Michell and Writer Aline Brosh McKenna

Deleted Scene:"Shampoo Bottles", not missed from the final cut but it is present for your enjoyment none-the-less
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
Morning Glory is good for a few laughs and is actually one of Harrison Ford's more impressive roles in the past few years, this romantic comedy should at least be a solid rental for a date night.

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9:05PM on 03/10/2011
I just finished watching this movie and it's a solid rom-com to watch. It's not another rom-com that you'd expect. Strong casts, a bit cliched story but the whole movie worked because of solid casts especially Harrison Ford which he played another iconic character, in my opinion, alongside with Indiana Jones or even Han Solo. I'm really wondered why the movie didn't perform well at the box office. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.
I just finished watching this movie and it's a solid rom-com to watch. It's not another rom-com that you'd expect. Strong casts, a bit cliched story but the whole movie worked because of solid casts especially Harrison Ford which he played another iconic character, in my opinion, alongside with Indiana Jones or even Han Solo. I'm really wondered why the movie didn't perform well at the box office. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.
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2:46PM on 03/10/2011
Love Rachel McAdams. The rest of the cast is solid too.
Love Rachel McAdams. The rest of the cast is solid too.
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