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A movie released on Nov. 12, 2010

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Morning Glory... what's your story

  • May 20, 2011
Morning Glory is a love story from the production world dedicated to the city of New York. It shows all of the things that those of us who eat, breath, and sleep production deal with every time we are on set. The things that make us "production", from the things that lift us up to the things that tear us down. Set in one of the production capitals of the world, Morning Glory tells story with a girls dream and desire to make it in the morning news world. For me, New York eventually became the main character of Morning Glory as the things that us production workers notice on a daily basis when we are lucky enough to work those odd hours and experience the magic of the final scene of the film for ourselves seemed to be highlighted throughout the film.

I became so wrapped up in the cinematography and shot choices that I cared less for what was happening in the story. I found the film to be a love story for the city of New York, made and told by those that know it best. Those that have walked the streets in the wee hours calling out "we're losing light" as the sun comes up. Those of us who find the magic of what the Brooklyn Bridge really shows us if we can walk along with a camera to catch all of its glory. Those of us who see the hustle and bustle of the New York workers rushing past a gorgeous building in slow motion. Yes I am getting carried away, but the film speaks for itself. It is a series of beautiful images placed in-between cheesy dialog and 30 minutes of insults. But it is not until a kindred spirit takes our cell phones away, shuts them in the fridge and force us to finally take a breath and see the city for what it is do we really understand.

Morning Glory pulls together a great cast but the city outshines them by leaps and bounds. I wish I could say that the film is what kept me watching, but it was the heart and soul of the film that kept me glued to my seat. If you are or have ever worked in production I highly recommend checking out Morning Glory. If you know or have dated/are dating someone from the "biz" I say you should go (and take that person with you) because it will make you understand why we do what we do - even though it drives us mad, (and sometimes you as well) since we never put our phones away.

I give Morning Glory a 4 out of 5, and hope to one day find a kindred spirit who will stash my phone the fridge but still let me be the mad production member that I am.

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May 20, 2011
Entertaining review and I liked the way you brought forth the idea that New York was itself also a character in the film. I thought it wasn't the best movie out there but I have to say, the cast was terrific. Thanks!
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review by . August 14, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
   Imagine the old Mary Tyler Moore television show with a glossy remake and you've got an idea of what to expect from Morning Glory. Rachel McAdams plays Becky, and this girl has grit and moxie and perk, and boy does that grate the cranky settled folks at a dying morning show. Through pure heart and the aforementioned moxie, things change...but for the good or the bad? That is the question. Family friendliness?  A couple iffy PG scenes, a few words (including one or two F Bombs), …
review by . November 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
It isn’t often you see a film in which every actor is painfully misdirected. Rachel McAdams performs most of “Morning Glory” as if she were a little girl on a bad sugar high, always with the anxious babbling and the perky expressions and the neurotic enthusiasm she brings to her situation, which is itself so horribly contrived that it doesn’t belong in a movie so much as it does on a sitcom. Harrison Ford, an accomplished actor if ever there was one, delivers every line like …
Quick Tip by . March 23, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Honestly, I wasn't expecting much when I rented this film and I didn't get much out of it either. It had strong potential to bring forth several themes of woman empowerment and how the internet and social networking had influenced the news media but it misses on everything. It instead goes into the stereotypical story of a woman whose career is her life and her interactions with the 'old guard' played by Harrison Ford. It is just downright predictable and the narrative falls flat …
review by . November 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A Mild Morning
MORNING GLORY   Written by Aline Brosh McKenna   Directed by Roger Michell   Starring Rachel McAdams, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson and Harrison Ford       Mike Pomeroy: Half the people who watch your show lost the remote.  The other half is just waiting for their nurse to turn them over.       In MORNING GLORY, the darling Rachel McAdams plays Becky.  We all know Becky.  We don’t necessarily know …
Quick Tip by . March 02, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I like it! It has enough comedy, drama and entertaining conversations. Good casting too!
review by . November 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
      0 Walking out of the new Rachel McAdams comedy “Morning Glory” with a frown on your face, saying you hated the film, is the journalistic equivalent of punching a puppy in the face. I’m not talking about a gentle shove or a thump between the eyes, I’m talking about a full-power punch right between the eyes. Now while that’s a blunt analogy, I feel like it’s a great description for how loveable this film really is. Backed by some solid …
Quick Tip by . November 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Morning Glory was predictable but still worth seeing. I tend to favor more unconventional stories with surprise endings but I also enjoy a no brainer like Morning Glory on occasion. Loved the cast ... it was a feel good easy to watch movie
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Morning Glory is a 2010 American comedy-drama film directed by Roger Michell, produced by J.J. Abramsand written by Aline Brosh McKenna.[3] It stars Rachel McAdamsHarrison FordDiane KeatonPatrick Wilsonand Jeff Goldblum. After some delays, the film was released on November 10, 2010.
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