Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Morning Glory

film by Aline Brosh McKenna and Roger Michell


Rachel McAdams is, not surprisingly, a very strong lead. Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Wilson, and John Pankow provide a strong supporting cast. The film is funny.
Unfortunately, the film is also pretty forgettable.

As I was watching the film, I kept thinking how much it reminded me of Sports Night, but with stronger actors and weaker writing. Sports Night is pretty classic; Morning Glory, not so much.

The film does have its strengths. As I mentioned, the acting is superb. Rachel McAdams has some screen time in her underwear, which is not something to complain about. The film is genuinely funny. I enjoyed the deadpan humor and a running gag, although I wish both had been played up more. I thought Ty Burrell's character was really funny, and I was sorry he was not in it more.

I guess I don't have much to say about the film just because there's not much there to talk about.

I did enjoy the film, and my wife enjoyed it more than I did. I don't care if I see it again, though.