Review – Morning Glory
Have you seen the ‘Devil Wears Prada’? ‘Morning Glory’ is pretty much the same movie but replace a magazine with a morning television show and Meryl Streep with Harrison Ford. ‘Devil Wears Prada’ writer Aline Brosh McKenzie also wrote ‘Morning Glory’ which explains the similarities and why the whole film feels like a huge copy and paste job, luckily a really strong cast and some funny moments save this film from the pits of romantic comedy hell.
Rachel McAdams plays ‘Becky’, a television producer who lands a gig as the executive producer on a crappy morning television show called Daybreak. It’s her job to boost the ratings and prove to all the cynical television people that ‘she can do it!’ Along the way she has to deal with egotistical journalists cue Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton plus a love interest that looks like a Ken doll (Patrick Wilson).
The cast of Morning Glory is really strong and holds the film up. Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton have a great time letting their egos run wild, while Rachel McAdams proves she can hold her own against the veterans. Patrick Wilson is the perfect eye candy for the ladies and Ty Burrell from ‘Modern Family’ is a scene stealer for the short time he’s in the film; props to Jeff Goldbum for showing up but most of his dialogue is just plot.
Despite the great cast, Morning Glory falls flat because of its predictable storyline which you have seen before (did I mention it’s a rip off of The Devil Wears Prada’?), crossing fingers we get to explore another profession in Aline Brosh McKenzies next movie, anyone up for seeing a movie about people who work at a sewerage plant???