DVD: Morning Glory (12)


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Harrison Ford stars as Mike Pomeroy, a grumpy veteran journalist who has fallen from grace and is forced into co-presenting an ailing morning television show in a bid to boost ratings, in this satire.

He's in his comfort zone as a grouch but Ford is a delight to watch, particularly during his verbal sparring scenes with Diane Keaton, who plays his equally cynical co-host Colleen Peck. Unfortunately, after a fantastic opener that gives a depressingly accurate portrayal of the perils of a media career, via Rachel McAdams as a workaholic executive producer, this witty send-up dives into clichéd territory with little character or plot development for the remainder of the film.