Top o’ the “Morning Glory”

Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams, and Diane Keaton star in “Morning Glory.”

My favorite movies are ones that don’t require a lot of thought on my part (which is why I haven’t seen “Inception.”). I just want to be entertained, and I especially don’t want to feel like I’ve wasted my (pre-noon) $5 (I’m talking about you, “Going the Distance”).

I’m happy to report that the Mister and I were thoroughly entertained by “Morning Glory”; it definitely was worth five bucks! It’s a fun, lighthearted movie that sheds some light on what happens behind the scenes of a morning show like “Today.”

Keaton and Ford’s characters interact with McAdams as executive producer.

Pert and perky Rachel McAdams plays pert and perky Becky Fuller, a young executive producer at a fourth-rated morning show called “Daybreak.” We cheer on Becky as she tries to revamp “Daybreak” and increase its ratings. This includes having award-winning newsman Mike Pomeroy, irascibly played by Harrison Ford, team with long-suffering diva Colleen Peck, aptly portrayed by Diane Keaton.

The cast is simply wonderful! Even though Ford was perhaps a bit too grumpy and Jeff Goldblum (the network head) too mean, the ensemble’s chemistry works really well. There were many laugh out loud moments, especially featuring the show’s hapless weatherman, Ernie (Matt Malloy).

Patrick Wilson plays Becky Fuller’s love interest.

Add hunky Patrick Wilson into the mix and a bunch of wonderful songs, and you’ve got a winning combination worth seeing. The movie is rated PG-13, and it does have some scenes that will make you want to cover the eyes of your young teens.

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