This 2010 feel good, witty dramedy wasn’t what I expected. A cast of Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Wilson, Noah Bean and show stealer – Rachel McAdams really pull off a ho-hum story and make it a worth while movie to enjoy when you’re looking for a decent movie to watch on a weekend afternoon.
Of course the story focuses on Becky Fuller (McAdams) as a workaholic TV early morning show producer. She loses one job and gets hired by Jerry Barnes (Goldblum) to resurrect the low rating morning show called Daybreak starring two co-anchors Mike Pomeroy (Ford) and Colleen Peck (Keaton). Of course the banter between the two will get you to laughing quite a bit. Becky has been given the task to re-establish the morning show back to respectability but gets thwarted by Pomeroy as he wants to do things his way.
In addition to Rachel McAdams performing above and beyond I was very pleased with the role taken on by Harrison Ford. Although he was great in Star Wars and the Raiders series, in this venue, he plays a conceited, grump nose who wants to cover the stories he feels are worthy. In the end though he realizes he must change with the times and become a team player.
Have butter on the popcorn and pick up several boxes of your favorite candies.