How did I manage to watch two light comedies, two days in a row, with two actors that showed up in both: Jeff Goldblum and Patrick Wilson? The movies are The Switch and Morning Glory.
In Morning Glory, there is actually a terrific cast, including Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum, all somewhat wasted on a vapid story.
A New York television studio needs a new executive producer for a morning news show called Daybreak that is just about dying. Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams), in a likable role of a hungry up-and-comer, gets the job. She faces a dysfunctional crew and two impossible ego-maniac anchors (Diane Keaton, Harrison Ford). The underdog, through unconventional methods, gets the anchors to cooperate and make a difference – eventually.
There were some laughs of amusement, there was some insight into how television works – since I don’t have any idea about that. But overall, if I had gone to the theater and paid $10.50 for a ticket, I would be disappointed. As it was, the DVD rental provided a couple of hours of low-stress and no-think amusement, no less, no more.