Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) has landed her dream job producing a TV morning show in New York City.
She is hired by Jerry Barnes, played by Jeff Goldblum, who I loved in Independence Day.
He expects the Daybreak ratings to further plummet and sees Becky only as a last ditch effort before the show is replaced by syndicated programming, thus ending Becky’s dream job and the jobs of all the cast.
The first thing Becky does is fire the egocentric co-anchor. She replaces him with Harrison Ford’s Mike Pomeroy who is a veteran news journalist.
He’s available because of a special contract loophole and he does not want this job. Especially not with his co-anchor Colleen Peck (Diane Keaton). Feeling the job is beneath him, he sets out to sabotage Becky’s efforts to raise the show’s ratings.
Along with other eccentric (if not stereotypical) cast members of the Daybreak morning show, there’s a romantic subplot for Becky with another network producer.
This is light fare. Not the kind of stuff to make you think and perfect for those days when you need a lift and a belief that all is well with the world. Like on those days when you get a rejection.
As DVDs go, this one is short. Only 107 minutes. Settle in for a break from reality, pour yourself a cup of tea or a glass of wine, and enjoy.
Movie poster from www.imdb.com
Thanks, Suzanne! I’m always on the lookout for an entertaining feel-good movie. They are the perfect medicine for reality-break days. 😉
Elizabeth – Thanks for stopping by! Hope you find the movie helpful on one of those “reality-break” days 🙂
I watched this on a plane a few years ago. It was the perfect, light movie to make the time go quickly on a cross-country sojourn. 🙂
My thoughts exactly.
I love a good RomCom — haven’t seen this one yet, though. Will keep an eye out for it. 🙂
I have seen this one and you’re right it’s “light” but really cute. 🙂
Ellen – I love RomComs. This is not exactly a RomCom. There is a romance but it’s more “comedy with romance thrown in”.
Hanna – yes, Light & Cute. I’m glad you enjoyed it.