Awkwardness in the morning

Awkwardness in the morning

It is possible for workaholics to be interesting and even entertaining. But basing Morning Glory on an overworked, socially inept 30-something won't win any awards for originality.

Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) is a workaholic who's the victim of downsizing. She manages to get a job as an executive producer for a TV morning show, which in broadcasting is considered second-rate programming for housewives and grandmothers.

Her attempts to revive the struggling show see her bring in the egotistical Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford) to co-host the show with Colleen Peck (Diane Keaton). But the ratings keep sliding and boss Jerry Barnes (Jeff Goldblum) gives her six weeks to boost the ratings or the show will be cancelled. That's when Becky resorts to sensational programming to try to keep her job - and save the show.

McAdams' portrayal of the all-work-and-no-play girl is not particularly convincing. She seems like she can in fact enjoy a night out and her social awkwardness is portrayed, well, rather awkwardly.

Some interesting debates get an airing in the film, such as news versus entertainment.

But the film is just too predictable. Nothing will surprise you - not even seeing Ford's stubborn character break out of his shell and teach viewers how to make a frittata while wearing an apron.

YP Rating: 2/5



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