Morning Glory

Remember when Harrison Ford used to be in good movies? Air Force One, Indiana Jones, The Fugitive, and Clear and Present Danger... ahhh, the good old days. Any streak he had of being in good films came to a screeching halt with Morning Glory.

Going into the film I didn't know if it was going to be a decent romantic comedy (see: Flick, Chick), or perhaps just an excuse to eat ample amounts of pop corn and slurp down a massive diet soda. As it turns out the snack bar was the best part of the movie.

The story is about Rachael McAdams' character being fired as a producer from a morning show, and landing a new gig as the Executive Producer of 'Daybreak", the morning show on the fictitious IBS network. In order to help ratings McAdams hires a former news legend (Ford) to co-host the morning show with a character played by Diane Keaton. Yes, it is exactly as exciting as it sounds.

Even the "feel good" story of the overworked girl going after the man of her dreams was awful. The movie seemed as though it had no direction, and was shot in the middle of re-writing the script. It jumped around in the story, and literally had only one moment that made me laugh. Not good for a so called "romantic comedy".

Morning Glory
Directed by: Roger Michell
Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna
Starring: Harrison Ford, Rachael McAdams, and Diane Keaton
My Rating: 1.5 out of 5
Would Gene Pick it?: No

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