Rebecca Hadjiloucas ’11
Going into the theater, I knew that Morning Glory was not going to be the next Casablanca. However, I was pleasantly surprised. The film, starring Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, and Rachel McAdams, opened on November 10 to mixed reviews.
The plot centers on newly-hired producer, Becky Fuller (McAdams), and her mission to restore the morning talk show Daybreak to popular acclaim. The socially awkward workaholic recruits a celebrated journalist, Mike Pomeroy (Ford), as co-host. More easily said than done, Fuller finds herself battling for her sanity as she plays peacemaker between Pomeroy and co-host Colleen Peck (Keaton).
While not a philosophical treatise, the film is thought provoking. Fuller must ultimately decide her priorities, as we all must, and balance work with her personal life. The movie is filled with comedic scenes and one-liners, and despite some dim reviews, it really was a good movie.