Harrison Ford is one step closer to finishing out his career with a bland array of made-for-TV movies. I’ll let my fellow film buffs at Film School Rejects explain:
When hard–working TV producer Becky Fuller (Rachel 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 (Harrison 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 (Diane 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 the air, Becky’s blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett (Patrick Wilson) begins to unravel – and soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.
FSR aptly points out that this feels more like J.J.’s work on “Felicity”. Unless “Morning Glory” has a surprise monster that will bust through the set and decapitate Diane Keaton in one quick chomp.
Not to be outdone, “Morning Glory” also sees Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson misplace his man card with a turn as himself. Maybe he left it with his street cred.
Trailer below. “Morning Glory” is set to premiere November 12, 2010.