Ford and Keaton played unlikeably flat characters (I'm usually a big fan of both of them) The end was undeservingly emotional (though I could tell the director REALLY wanted me to feel something). It was moderately entertaining, though, so there's that.
What bugs me is that it's such a wasted opportunity. Could have been something great or at least decent given the terrific ensemble cast who did the best they could to elevate the material. The premise brims with possibilities for witty laughs and incisive insights but unfortunately, it is undercut at every turn by the frivolous, overly emotional approach.
There is a reason audiences didn't flock to see this one in theaters. It's so slight and mild and almost entirely missable, but that's too bad because Rachel McAdams is a raving spark here, proving she is leagues ahead of the dire Katherine Heigl. 'Morning Glory' is a funny and lighthearted comedy that may not utilize Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford to their potential, but it does give McAdams a role to run with and win our hearts---and she does so, keeping this movie afloat in the process.
Quite bad. The plot is about as cliche as it gets, but I can forgive that if a film is well executed. Unfortunately, the acting, Keaton's and Ford's most notably, is poor, and character development is non-existent. Though funny in a few spots, most jokes fall flat. Perhaps this film, and Pomeroy's character, are just metaphors for Ford's dying acting career. It's more like a pilot for a sitcom that was canceled after one season than a feature film. Avoid this movie.
Rachel McAdams is such a talented, adorable, likable actress and she really shines in this movie. The script isn't the best thing ever written and the movie never settles into a definite genre, but it's a fun ride with a solid cast.
This kind of movie has a natural loft to how interesting and innovative they can be, but making McAdams the lead actually makes this one pretty good. She is charming, stunning and really makes me want the best for her character in her struggle pursuing her life long dream. She alone makes this movie. Heck, she IS this movie, but still pretty awesome to also collect Ford, Keane, Wilson and Goldblum as well. All help as Morning Glory raises the bar for acting in this genre.
Tried to be Devil Wears Prada, except the girl is not young or naïve enough to get the viewer on her side. First third of the movie was boredom central, luckily it picked up later on. Not many decent jokes, and the romantic subplot with Mr forgettable actor was barely worth including. Pretty horrible dialogues and characters, with an uplifting ending to try to save the day. Rachel McAdams can carry a movie but I wished she hadn't bothered with this one. Ah, I liked the soundtrack though, sue me.
What an awkward, goofy and way too cutesy romantic comedy. It just reeks of factory produced schlock that is completely inoffensive and competely without depth or message. At least Harrison Ford does a perfect job as a sour old man, an attitude I truly adopted towards this movie too.
This movie gets extra points for its excellent casting. Everyone played their parts so well. McAdams was a great control freak, Keaton was born to play the part of a news anchor, Ford was an excellent over-qualified journalist and everyone else just played their parts very well. The one thing I could have gone without would be the love story with Patrick Wilson but hey something had to be left in for the chicks watching this. Great humor, lots of laughs and fluffiness.
Much better than expected, it's more of a lighthearted office politics film than a romantic comedy and, while the plotting is pretty mundane and predictable, I have to give it credit for great characterizations. McAdams as the lead is especially great, but everyone seems to rise above the material to make an interesting and enjoyable movie.
You have a movie with McAdams, Keaton, Ford, Goldblum, Wilson and Burrell and all you get are two or three very good laughs, Goldblum delivering a great line and McAdams' fabulous ass. On the negative side you have to endure a predictable plot, McAdams annoying role, Ford looking like an alcoholic in need of booze and tons of wasted talents. This should have been much much better!