Bonus Episode: Morning Glory

In this bonus episode of PopD, Jenny and Alastair gush about a movie that met with a mixed critical response and general apathy from the public, thanks in part to the truly awful trailers that advertised it. Don’t miss this gem of a film!
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Story Analysis & Ratings:

Alastair says: 5 Pops ~ Rachel McAdams heads a fantastic cast, all of whom shine thanks to the fast, funny script and thoughtful direction. This is no guilty pleasure; this is a fine example of rock-solid craft.
Alastair’s rating breakdown: Craft: 5, Comedy: 5, Romance: 5

Jenny says: 5 Pops ~ I love this movie. You should watch it.
Jenny’s rating breakdown: Craft: 5, Comedy: 5, Romance: 5

Read the chat transcript here!

Movie Info:

Story: Mary Tyler Moore meets Broadcast News as a very young go-getter tries to revitalize an early-morning new show.
Release Date: Nov. 10, 2010
Writer: Aline Brosh McKenna

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7 responses to “Bonus Episode: Morning Glory”

  1. Watched this movie a few weeks back. Loved it. The moment Harrison started to make the frittata (sp?) on air for her…sigh. Loved this movie.

  2. I love that everything had payoff. It’s like every object, phrase, mannerism, food – whatever – that they decided to use was highlighted and they made sure that it dovetailed into the story again. That’s good storytelling and treats the audience as if they are smart. We definitely need more movies like this.

  3. I saw this last week. Was not what I expected at all. The ads made it look like something “guy comedy ish” (which I normally avoid – The Three Stooges hurt my brain). Maybe they thought the ads would help sell it to the guy half of the date movie crowd.

    I love that the romance is part of the story rather than the whole of the story.
    A favorite scene – they are bombarding her with questions on her first day, probably intending to make her cry and run away. She yells at them to stop and them answers every question. Great, great scene.

    It goes onto my comfort movie list.

  4. I finally managed to rent this, loved it. I too loved all the questions on her first day. I was forewarned that this wasn’t a romantic comedy, but I was still really surprised by how badly the ads misrepresented it as one. It’s great the way it is, so I’m not sure why they felt the need to do that. Unless they’ve all forgotten how to market stuff as anything other than date movie/action movie/guy comedy. Harrison Ford was awesome. I laughed so hard when he finally said “fluffy.”

  5. I *loved* Ford in this movie. I do think, ymmv, that Rachel McAdams was better as a whipsmart mouthy chick in Family Stone than she is in these sweetheart roles.

  6. Didja notice Harrison’s socks? Another facet to his personality. Also, was he channeling Clint Eastwood in his speech style?