A lot of chick flicks about independent women follow the same formula: Protagonist is obsessed with overcoming challenges at work and puts personal relationships at risk, but ultimately she succeeds at both. “Morning Glory” appears to follow a similar structure, but it looks like it has the potential to stand out against other films in the same genre.
Rachel McAdams stars as Becky Fuller, a fresh-faced, ambitious young woman in need of a job. She becomes the producer of a struggling morning news show called Daybreak and is faced with the challenge of revitalizing it, a task made more difficult by its feuding hosts (Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford). She becomes obsessed with making the show a success again, but her intense focus on her career starts to take a toll on her new relationship with a co-worker (Patrick Wilson).
“Morning Glory” was written by Aline Brosh McKenna of “The Devil Wears Prada” and “27 Dresses” fame. As chick flicks go, her past work is pretty entertaining. Couple that with a top-notch cast and producer J.J. Abrams and this film has got me intrigued.
“Morning Glory” opens Nov. 12. Jeff Goldblum and “Modern Family’s” Ty Burrell co-star.
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