Morning Glory (2010)

Starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson, and Jeff Goldblum

Directed by Roger Michell

What’s the story, Morning Glory? Wasn’t that an old Oasis album? You know…Oasis, the band who said they were going to be bigger than The Beatles, the band who said they were bigger than Jesus. I guess it’s OK to be bigger than Jesus. But, you better not say you’re bigger than The Beatles saying you’re bigger than The Beatles is sacrilegious. Irronically, I’m not entirely sure if Oasis, did, in fact, “Live Forever”.

If you are wondering if this is something along the lines of VH1: Behind the Music, then you are wrong. I just wanted to reference Oasis. Is there anything wrong with that? Maybe, there is, but seriously, you need to chill out. Chillax…take a chill pill. Go drink a Slurpee, or an ICEE, or a nice, tall whisky & water. Go and Relax! Go to Tropical Smoothie...You’re are way too uptight, and it’s stressing me out.

Anywho, this is about the future film classic, Morning Glory. A movie, excuse me, a film, that you will watch over, and over, and over, and over again; Studying it’s nuances, technique, character development, etc. It will be a classic for years to come, and I suspect, may even finally beat out Citizen Kane as the (disputed) best film of all time. It’s glorious. It’s Morning Glory. It will “Live Forever”.

Morning Glory is really about Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams), a recently unemployed News Producer, who gets a shot at the big leagues when she is hired as the Executive Producer on a fledgling network morning show, Daybreak, where she is introduced to Adam (Patrick Wilson) with whom she begins to form a romance. (Deep Breath) Sorry, that was long sentence. She hires the aging hardnosed reporter, Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford) and things get interesting. And, let’s not forget Diane Keaton. She’s in it, too. If you are wondering if Becky is a workaholic who can’t get into a relationship then are correct. She loves what she does. She is going to “live forever”.

The acting in this chifli(pronounced she flea) isn’t that bad. Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, and Diane Keaton are all believable in their roles, and the overall movie is slightly better than your average chifli. You’ve seen movies like this before, but you’ll still be entertained. Also, they focus on the story more than just obsessing over her “will she get a man, etc”. Will she get a man? Do they ever get a man in any of these chick flicks? Oh, wait...they always get a man. Whatta mighty good man...say it again now.

I paired this flick with Pete’s Wicked Strawberry Blonde because, maybe I’m mistaken, but Rachel McAdams played a Strawberry Blonde in The Notebook. Also, strawberry blondes and morning news go together like brunettes and nightly news. Although, Rachel McAdams isn’t a strawberry blonde in this flick, but a busy-body brunette with bangs (ask Harrison Ford, I mean…Mike Pomeroy). Let me say this about Pete’s Wicked Strawberry Blonde…it’s delicious, and I’m going to give it a 5. And,I know what everyone out there is thinking. You’re thinking that I give almost everything a 5 and I’m not hard enough on the movies, either. What would you have me do, give everything a 1. Well, I’m not going to do that. So, chill out, because you’re stressing me out again.

All in all, Morning Glory is not a bad chifli (once again pronounced she flea, slang for chick flick)and I do recommend it. Rent it this weekend with your cat. Enjoy!

FORCE THE BOYFRIEND: 7 out of 10 (1 mean he'll hate it, 10 means he'll love it)

Watch if you liked...Rachel McAdams, Broadcast News, or The Notebook.

Chick Flick: 4 cartons of ice cream (out of 5)
Beer: 5 manly high fives (out of 5)

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