Isn't it supposed to be Oscar season? There may not be anything award-worthy this week, just some slick, polished entertainment, in the form of a romantic comedy and two thrillers.
New and Noteworthy: 'Morning Glory'
Starring: Rachel McAdams Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum
Directed by: Roger Michell
What's It About? McAdams lands a TV producing job at a low-rated morning chat show, where she must manage on-air veterans Keaton (an acerbic diva) and Ford (a grumpy newsman who feels daytime fluff is beneath him). Wilson is along as a love interest, but as in 'The Devil Wears Prada,' this comedy is really about the platonic love-hate relationship between a Manhattan working gal and her prickly mentor (Ford).
Why Should You See It? It's written by Aline Brosh McKenna, the screenwriter behind 'Prada.' It's a rare chance to see Harrison Ford in a comedy. J.J. Abrams produced it. And it features, by all accounts, the sparkling star turn from McAdams we've been awaiting since 'The Notebook.'
You Might Like It If You Like: 'The Devil Wears Prada,' 'Broadcast News,' 'Working Girl,' 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show.'