Thanks to the peeps at omy.sg, I was invited to the preview of Morning Glory, a Bad Robot production due to be screened here in Singapore from today onwards! This all-star comedy from the screenwriter of the famous The Devil Wears Prada and the director of Notting Hill features all time and hot celebrities such as Rachel McAdams (yes, she acted in Mean Girls as the Queen Bee Regina George), Harrison Ford (I don’t think you need introduction to Ford) and Diane Keaton (The Godfather).
Synopsis of the movie:
When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller (McAdams) is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life. Stumbling into a job at “Daybreak” (the last-place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy (Ford). Unfortunately, Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts – let alone work with his new co-host, Colleen Peck (Keaton), a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality who is more than happy covering morning “news”.
As Mike and Colleen clash, first behind the scenes and then on air, Becky’s blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett (Wilson) begins to unravel – and soon as Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.
I find this movie extremely realistic, despite all the small shots of humour injected here and there. It depicts accurately the life behind a TV executive producer, in this case, a morning show which working hours start in the wee hours of the morning. Becky is seen chasing an extremely hectic and chaotic life, juggling relationships, business affairs and her own personal life. It definitely is not the kind of life I would want to rush – checking your work meal over dinner with your loved ones, reading messages off your BlackBerry even in the midst of some ‘erhem’ intimate moments… that’s terrible. HAHA.
Some screenshots from the movie (all pictures courtesy of the Internet):
Nevertheless, this show is definitely worth watching if you’re looking for a laugh to destress at the end of the day. It gets a little draggy at the beginning, and you’ll start to wonder “what on earth is happening and is anything exciting ever going to occur?”. Well, fret not! Once the show twists (especially with Ford’s dry and sarcastic humour and McAdam’s bubbly personality), it keeps you bawling in laughter until the very end (including a few touching moments).
Besides the usual comedy, I feel this movie is a very good example of the famous belief “Never Say Die”. McAdams managed to portray the determination and courage to push on and prove it to her superiors that she can do it and revive the station, even till the last moment when ratings fell and *ok I shan’t say anymore in case I spoil the movie :P. It is a true display of self-perseverance and determination, coupled with trust on the team and the will to push on despite adversity and setbacks. It is something we should all learn from.
Here’s the official trailer from Paramount Pictures:
So, if you’re down for some motivational push and a little laugh, wait no more! Head down to your nearest cinemas now! I would rate it 4 out of 5 stars.