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Morning Glory

Morning Glory
Starring:
Diane Keaton, Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Goldblum and Patrick Wilson


Rated: PG-13 
Reviewed by: Nina  
Release date: November 10, 2010 Released by: Paramount Pictures Corporation

I really enjoyed this comedy, a funny movie about the workings and interactions between the anchors and production crew of an early morning talk show. It was light and engaging with tons of snappy dialog and funny situations.

I like the trend recently that seems to match actors and actresses in age appropriate roles. Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford are excellently matched in these roles and with each other. I love Harrison Ford who has gracefully aged and adds a great edge to the cranky, seasoned anchor forced to banter and report "fluff" at the end of his illustrious career. Diane Keaton is smart and capable and likable as the icon of the morning show forced to include someone to share her spotlight.

The central character Becky, played in a perky and quirky way by Rachel McAdams, shows both comedy and drama during the movie, just enough of both to make her likable and believable and you cheer for her in the most impossible situations and you ask yourself the question – how is she running that fast in those high heeled shoes??

All the actors in this movie add their input in a great way, Jeff Goldblum, always make the role his own as Becky's boss, Patty D'Arbanville as Becky's mother adds sensible input, and Patrick Wilson as the boyfriend Adam, add the romantic element that works.

All the situation are funny and believable and never leave you bored. The different characters of the morning show are unique in their own way, and the cameos of the titans of broadcasting including Morley Safer and a bit parts by 50 Cent keep you interested and entertained.

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