362. Morning Glory (2010)

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6.3 Simple but irritating
  • Acting 6.5
  • Directing 6.3
  • Story 6.2
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Starring: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton

Director: Roger Michell

Running Time: 107 mins


Morning Glory is an American film about a young woman who is given the position of executive producer at a morning new show. However, the show she adopts is struggling, and she must find a way of making it more popular, while also fighting off her anchor, an angry man with principles about the sort of news he can cover.

This was the sort of simple, relatively entertaining and funny story that was in fact just a bit boring and rubbish. An interesting enough idea, however poorly presented characters and irritating plot development made it much less enjoyable to watch.

Of course, with this type of film, it’s hard to say that it wasn’t fun, because the fact that it just involved total farce, uplifting relationships and other entertaining aspects definitely made it so, but that alone isn’t enough to really make it that funny.

So this film wasn’t that funny. The jokes were totally predictable all the way through, and the biggest problem for me was the characterisation. None of them had any sort of backstory that was truly evident to me, making them seem like people who had just popped up out of the blue to be involved in this film, and that made it especially difficult to relate to, and successfully follow the story through.

Overall, I’ll give this a 6.4 because although it was a fun and simple comedy, it did lack many hilarious qualities, as well as being often extremely irritating to watch.

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