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Morning Glory

Submitted by admin on November 11, 2024 – 2:29 pmNo Comment

Morning Glory may seem at conflict with itself at first. Is this Working Girl mixed with Broadcast News, you find yourself asking in the first couple of scenes. A young mobile television producer makes the move from a top 50 market to a top 5 market and establishes herself as the producer of a national morning show despite the over inflated egos of all the talent surrounding her.

It says something about Morning Glory that Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton have to raise their game to keep up with lead Rachel McAdams. Ford gives one of the most unique turns of his career, part staid professional, part grumpy old drunk. McAdams is a virtual whirlwind of activity and character tics. She’s the reason to see the film, itself a moderately funny take on network news.

Roger Michell shows a light touch, letting the film’s characters take their individual bows and finding comic visual images to accent the comedy. Michell has never made a film I didn’t like, and while he’s known best for Notting Hill his work on Changing Lanes, Venus, The Mother and Enduring Love put him on a short list of directors to make note of.

- Michael Bergeron

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