Bad Robot, Goldcrest Pictures

Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Wilson, Ty Burrell, John Pankow, Matt Malloy, Patti D’Arbanville

Becky (Rachel McAdams) is a morning news producer. She’s been dying for the Today show since she was a little girl, but this is pretty good. She’s about to be promoted to a senior producer and her friends have made T-Shirts congratulating her on the new position when instead someone from outside is hired and she’s let go. Desperate for anything, she’s called about a position as the lowest rated morning show in the market with some very uninspired co-workers. She’s really given the position expected to fail, and the show will go down as well, but she decides to make a run of it. She has two anchors in Colleen (Diane Keaton) and Mike (Harrison Ford) who hate each other very much, and decides to make a run with it.

This comedy is done by the same ones who gave us The Devil Wears Prada, and it’s very similar in style and feel. It’s a feel good film, and a gentle comedy. The work of Ford and Keaton is wonderful, how they play off each other, and Jeff Goldblum as the one who hires her and tries his best to keep her under control and to fail gently, is also very good and very funny. The insight into the morning news world is very nicely done, and this is fun to watch the shenanigans going on behind the camera. This film is very well written. Not your typical chick flick, this is a strong, funny, overly zealous about her work type lady. Her romance with one of her co-workers, though a big part of the story, doesn’t drive her. Her work does. The script is very fresh, and it’s fast moving with lots of surprises. It’s a delightful comedy and one that is very enjoyable. I really like this film.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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