Audio-Free Trailer: MORNING GLORY

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
May 26th, 2010

If it's mid-week, it's time for the trailers to roll in, and it's time for one of them to get the audio-free treatment. This week's pick - the Rachel McAdams-starrer MORNING GLORY. If anything, it looks as if MORNING GLORY will push McAdams ever closer to the New Rom-Com Queen title she's been inching towards for so long. I have no objections.

I know scarce little about the project so far. Beyond starring McAdams, the film co-stars Harrison Ford (will there be a May-December romance at the film's heart?) and Patrick Wilson (maybe a more suitable love connection here?). It involves the world of morning news shows (as a devotee of the train wreck known as The Today Show, this already strikes a chord with me). I suspect we will see a lot of "fall down seven times, get up eight" from Ms. McAdams, as she attempts to balance career and love life. Standard stuff, but what does the trailer look like?


Wait a second. This is a Bad Robot film?

McAdams already looks like a go-getter - she’s got perky bangs and she’s running to catch public transportation within the trailer’s first fifteen seconds. Diane Keaton as morning anchor? Brilliant. Scarily brilliant. JEFF GOLDBLUM? Screw everything I’ve said before, this is now my most anticipated film of the year.

Looks like McAdams has hit the career jackpot. I wonder how soon it is before New Goldblum Boss makes a creepy move on her.

Harrison Ford is unhinged! And he’s a got a neckerchief on! Oh, I see, Ford is a former anchor. A golden boy gone rogue, I suspect. I also suspect there are horrible things in the past between Ford and Keaton. Let the fireworks begin! Oops, things become really unhinged the second Ford starts breaking into the whiskey. Maybe McAdams bringing him back into the fold was a bad move (plot point!). Patrick Wilson looks soothing.

Disaster strikes. You can tell, because McAdams’ bangs are no longer perky and she’s banging her head against a towel dispenser. We’ve all been there, sister. Things really look to be going to pot now, I think we’ve got an on-air breakdown from Keaton to look forward to…and a McAdams/Wilson lovedown! Yeaaaaah, girl!

Oh, no. How will our lass balance whatever she’s got going on with Dr. Manhattan and whatever the hell is happening on screen with Keaton and Ford? Breakdown. Crazy eyes. Yelling. Hand gestures. Was that all on-air? YES. Looks like we’re in for some growing pains, hard lessons, and advice from Ford himself. And, just as I am about to fall asleep from this “growing up” montage, the trailer splices in some morning show hi-jinks. Birds attacking Keaton! Children in tu-tus! Sumo wrestling!

Diane Keaton just made out with a frog. I am getting my tickets now.

MORNING GLORY opens on November 12.

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