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Morning Glory: a predictable film which delivers happy feelings

by Louisa Klein

Rachel McAdams, a wrinkly 28 year old, plays a sacked TV producer who gets a job revitalising a faltering local news programme. She decides to pep up the show by employing legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford), but he refuses collaborate and cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts. Not to mention the fact he feels sick at that the idea alone of working with new co-host and former beauty queen Colleen Peck (Diane Keaton). So, poor Rachel has to work hard to bring squabbling anchors Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford into line, while dating her new boyfriend Adam (Patrick Wilson) an expressionless tasty piece of meat.
It is cliche ridden, very predictable and does have a tried and tested plot.
The rest of the cast is mostly wasted, with Keaton’s character never getting a single rich scene throughout the movie’s running time. Jeff Goldblum is in the film, too, but his part is highly underwritten. And while the movie is never dull, there are lots of moments that feel too banal and predictable, with a really cheesy montage which,especially at the end of the movie, is particularly gag-inducing.
Generally speaking, nothing new under the sun but … who cares? After all, this film gives a happy go-lucky feel and honestly produces a feel- good factor, something cinema should deliver more often. it’s a great way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon, after you’ve ran out of chocolate and/or your partner has just dumped you.
Morning Glory:
Director: Roger Michell
Writer: Aline Brosh McKenna
Stars:Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton

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