I’m rooting for Jessica Simpson. I’ve always been a fan, I watched newlyweds, and when she and Nick Lachey split up it felt like the end of an era. But they were young, and they didn’t stand a chance with the monkey of Hollywood on their back.
Since the show has ended, Jessica Simpson has had great success as a businesswoman and mother of three, and Nick Lachey has started a family of his own. It therefore baffles me why Jessica Simpson would take the route of writing a memoir, especially if she is not in the mental place to do it.
Though I know absolutely nothing about her on a personal level, it took me two seconds to watch her interview on The Today Show to surmise that even though she proclaims to be sober, something is awry. I by no means want to pick on her, but I also want to make it clear that I’m not buying what she’s selling￼, literally and figuratively. ￼￼
Rachel McAdams is so likable in this film, I found myself wondering what Starbucks she frequents so that I can stalk her into a conversation. Creepy? The movie follows Becky (McAdams) after she gets fired from her job when her company downsizes. She then gets hired at DayBreak as an Executive Producer, where she’s responsible for revamping the show to save it from cancellation. She’s in need of a co-host, and she solicits Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford), a hard-news legend who was recently fired from his gig. Pomeroy protests, but Becky contractually forces him into it. Ford’s sour attitude makes everyone miserable, including his co-host, played by Diane Keaton. The banter between Colleen and Pomeroy is so hilarious, I’m secretly curious if their angry exchanges are loosely based on Today’sKathy Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb, who many speculate hate each other when the cameras are off. I’m excited to see Ford in this role, because he’s had some trouble transitioning from his action star status. The mans a great actor, and he doesn’t need to save the world from destruction in every movie. I would also like to give the writer (Aline Brosh McKenna) major props for the ending. I won’t give it away, but let’s just say you won’t see a character running to the airport to keep someone from leaving forever. Contrary to every other movie on the planet, this ending was a unique spin on a traditional plot point. Go see it. You’ll love it.