Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Wilson
McAdams plays Becky, a career-driven New Jersey TV producer. Her character is very similar to those hard working, quirky women that Katherine Heigl nearly always plays (see Knocked Up, The Ugly Truth, 27 Dresses, Life as We know it). I think this slightly neurotic, hard working, career woman is starting to be dished up onto our rom com plates a little too much these days.
Anyway…Becky gets fired and moves to New York to take up a position on a failing morning show called “Daybreak”. It’s her job to rescue the show, but she’s up against the odds with difficult anchors and lots of competition from other stations. Her determination and drive makes her a success at work. But she’s failing at her new relationship with Adam (Wilson, from The Switch) because women can’t combine a career and a relationship. Or can they?
I enjoyed this film more than a lot I’ve seen lately and it was probably because of Ford and Keaton. It’s a story of success, team work, and love. All feels good, worth a watch with your mum.