Thursday, November 11, 2010

(insert Oasis lyrics) Morning Glory

I guess I should start off by saying I need to stop being surprised by things. I should stop thinking that trailers are nothing more than marketing tools to get butts in seats. I should stop thinking I am going to see something new plotwise. I should stop being surprised that Rachel McAdams has a terrific fanny.

That being said, I was surprised to see Harrison Ford in this cast list. He picks bad scripts, so why should this movie be any different? Because it was produced by the man who wrote Regarding Henry? Maybe.

So, in a nutshell, the first two acts of this movie have some refreshing ideas on the career woman genre. Then we get to the last act and things get messy. We have quick cuts in time that take a moment for the audience to follow (at least my audience of two). It's pretty funny. Phil from Modern Family gets a piece to change gears back to his old days of sleazy characters. Harrison Ford likes to growl his lines now. Diane Keaton has a thankless role that gets pretty much ignored in the back half of the movie. Very flawed film overall, but the entertainment value outweighs its lack of originality and focus.

Did you enjoy it?

Would you see it in theaters again?
Probably not.

Would you buy it? As a gift for someone else, maybe.

Would you rent it?
Is it a rainy Saturday?

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?


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