I should probably spread these out to fill up the posts, but sadly I don't have enough to say about either of them to fill an entire post. I'll review them in increasing order of liking them.
Morning Glory had a lot going for it. Rachel McAdams is a really young morning show producer in NJ. She's made her life around having dinner by 5pm so she can be in bed by 7, up at 230 and on air by 5. That's to say, she's gorgeous, young, and has no friends or a man. She gets the chance to move to be the executive producer on the lowest rated morning show on one of the big networks in NYC. Her big coup is to force newsman Harrison Ford to join bubbly Diane Keaton on the morning show. She has around 6 weeks to make or break it (i.e. get cancelled) and works her butt of to do just that. Oh, and along the way she meets Patrick Wilson who can't stand her hours or her devotion to work. *SPOILER* But of course by the end of the movie she's saved the day, found a way to balance life and work, and is well on her way to having kids and the perfect home. ***END SPOILER.
Overall, it was just ho-hum. It seemed like in their effort to be something more than a rom-com chick flick they left out most of what's fun about rom-com chick flicks. Harrison Ford was pretty good as the gruff newsman only interested in "real" stories. Keaton and Wilson were wasted. Oh, and I know this makes me bitchy - but McAdams bangs were awful! 2.5 of 5 stars/lambs - Glad I didn't pay for this in the theater.
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