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Loved ‘Morning Glory’
March 20, 2011 - Pam Rodgers
Over the weekend, I watched Rachel McAdams’ “Morning Glory.” I thought it was a good movie. It wasn’t the most critically acclaimed movie, but all that matters to me is if I enjoyed it. Having studied broadcast media, I can appreciate what goes on behind the scenes of a news program.
Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton played the anchors of the morning news program, Daybreak on the fictitious network IBS. The show is modeled after NBC’s Today Show and ABC’s Good Morning America. Ford plays a hard-core news reporter at the end of his career who thought morning TV was beneath him, but he needed the money so he agrees to do it anyway. He is the major source of conflict in the movie, but it’s Harrison Ford, he can do anything!
McAdams plays the executive producer, and it’s her job to revamp the show to get the ratings up to avoid cancellation. She plays the part perfectly, in my opinion. She’s attached to her BlackBerry and is married to her job — that sounds about right for a television EP.
Patrick Wilson plays the love interest and luckily, he’s in the business and understands that McAdams has to work to work a lot and at odd hours of the morning (she’s wakes up around 2 a.m.).
It’s a very entertaining hour and 45 minutes.
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