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Issue: 2011

Morning Glory (2010) movie review

Work and Overwork

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A workaholic young woman gets a job as executive producer of a "Daybreak" television show.

Morning Glory is a film about contemporary life in the power jobs, those jobs where life gets put on hold while people work from dawn to after dark.

Diane Keaton plays a early-morning queen of the airwaves who has seen male co-hosts come and go, Harrison Ford plays a journalistic giant who is pulled back in front of the cameras in a genre he feels is beneath him and Rachel McAdams plays the EP with no dating skills who doesn't recognise when she's being asked on a date. Does it sound like the recipe for a formulaic film, oh yes. Occasionally amusing but always predictable.

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release January, 2011
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Title: Morning Glory (2010)
Written by: Aline Brosh McKenna
Directed by: Roger Michell
Running time: 107 mins
Rating: M

The Players: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton

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