"Morning Glory" Movie Trailer Review

6/17/2010 Posted by Admin

"Morning Glory"

Movie Trailer Review

By our guest blogger, Rob Stammitti


"Morning Glory" seems like a charming little distraction. Rachel McAdams plays a TV producer, Becky Fuller, who is brought on to fix a failing morning news show and get its two bitter hosts, Colleen Peck (Diane Keaton) and Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford) to get together long enough for the show to work. In the process, Becky finds herself stuck in a job that's taking up all of her time and making her as bitter as the people she's trying to fix.

It's written by Aline Brosh McKenna, responsible for another charming distraction, "The Devil Wears Prada," and it seems to work along those lines. Funny and cutesy, but dramatic when appropriate, and mostly light stuff.

The cast seems pretty solid. Ford seems to have been working on autopilot for a while now, but he seems suitably wacky here with a good bit of his typical Ford grumpiness thrown in, and Keaton is perfect as well. Jeff Goldblum also stars as McAdams' boss, and, well, he looks and sounds like Goldblum to me. Eccentric, fast-talking and funny.

I can't say I have high hopes that the film will absolutely deliver on its potential, though. The plot and characters seem fine, but so much can go wrong if the talent involved lets it descend into the cliched borefest it could very easily turn into. And though Ford looks good from the trailer, there's no telling what he's like in the whole film. He's been far from impressive lately, and one dull performance from him can bring a whole film down, especially when the whole plot rides on him like it does here.

Right now, this could really go either way. Best to stay cautiously optimistic.

"Morning Glory" will be released November 12, 2010. Trailer is below. Thoughts?


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1 comments:

  1. Hrushi said...

    November is a long wait. Can I get a reminder of this review when the film actually comes out? :P