Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: Morning Glory

Welcome to a new weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

Morning Glory – Opening November 12, 2010

I came across this trailer after seeing it featured on the IMDB home page, and I’m very glad I took the time to watch it. There are many reasons to be excited about this film. The first is that Rachel McAdams is an actress who rises consistently above her material, and despite a few good roles, she has yet to really find a good follow-up to her breakout back in 2004/2005. This looks like just the right part, casting her as a workaholic producer desperate for a job and eager to whip everyone at a failing talk show into shape. Her delivery of the line, “do you have a reliable alarm clock” right as she’s about to sleep with someone in the trailer is particularly amusing. Speaking of amusing, this looks like a marvelous return to form for Harrison Ford, who doesn’t seem to have gone quite as far as William Shatner in terms of purely parodying himself but instead focusing on the stoic attitude that often made him funny and making it work here opposite McAdams and his co-host played by Diane Keaton. It should be particularly fun to see Keaton and Ford clash on screen, and it’s nice to give these actors prominent roles in a good comedy like this. The supporting cast has a number of colorful faces too, including Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, and Ty Burrell (seen momentarily in the trailer) from "Modern Family" as Keaton’s initial co-host. From the director of “Notting Hill,” this looks like a truly fun and enjoyable movie that audiences should find just as entertaining and likely more heartwarming than “The Devil Wears Prada,” cited in the trailer as sharing the same screenwriter. What are your thoughts?

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