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Morning Glory

The critical consensus

Like a low-rent breakfast TV presenter, Michell’s latest has a sunny disposition but little behind the eyes. Ford is fine, but it may leave you as irascible as his old-timer.

**(*)(*)(*)Neil Smith, Total Film, 27/12/2010

Aline Brosh McKenna's script isn't a million miles away from her previous career girl story, The Devil Wears Prada

***(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 18/01/2011

Every one of its cues might be tele-prompted, but this is an assured, likable comedy. Ford is as good as he’s been in ages, but the stand-out is McAdams. If there were any justice, the movie would send her stellar.

****(*)Empire Online, 18/01/2011

It’s the fiery chemistry between Ford and McAdams that is most effective, as these two talented comic performers get a rare opportunity to cut loose.

***(*)(*)Paul Gallagher, The List, 18/01/2011

The film and miss [McAdams] stumble along like mutts taken for a run on a quagmired field.

*(*)(*)(*)(*)Nigel Andrews, Financial Times, 19/01/2011

Dumbed-down vision of TV.

Chris Tookey, Daily Mail, 21/01/2011

We know where it's all going, of course, but McAdams has never been better while Ford displays excellent comedy timing.

****(*)Daily Mail, 21/01/2011

Morning Glory has bags of sardonic charm, a good number of laughs and a great blend of the spiky and the fluffy.

Paul Greenwood, Evening Times, 20/01/2011

Nothing about the chemistry works here.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 20/01/2011

While the script wears carpet slippers where it might have been better wielding stilettos, and you can set your watch by how it all plays out, it’s a nicely packaged watch.

***(*)(*)Alison Rowat, The Herald, 20/01/2011

Roger Michell's comedy of TV manners seems at first a satire on a dumbed-down medium, then gradually – gruesomely – reveals itself as a celebration of it.

**(*)(*)(*)Anthony Quinn, The Independent, 21/01/2011

Entertainingly self-aware though Ford's performance is, then, it can't help but leave a bitter aftertaste.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 22/01/2011

Morning Glory stays firmly on the launchpad, doing increasingly desperate run-ups, but collapsing in a gawky heap whenever it tries to take off.

**(*)(*)(*)Tim Robey, The Telegraph, 20/01/2011

Instead of a plot, we're given repeated scenes of McAdams's peppiness versus Ford's grumpiness, and a tacked-on romance with a smarmy Patrick Wilson, who acts as if he's doing McAdams a favour by sleeping with her. The film is still a jolly evening out – but you might not remember it the next morning.

Nicholas Barber, The Independent on Sunday, 23/01/2011

Deeply dislikable comedy of embarrassment.

Philip French, The Observer, 23/01/2011

Features about Morning Glory

Harrison Ford interview for Morning Glory

John Hiscock, The Telegraph, 06/01/2011

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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