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’s Kathy 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.
Some film critics say that “Woody Allen is back” with this film. Personally, I’m not sure he ever left. His personal life has always tainted public opinion of his films, so the man has to remind the world of his continued brilliance. And this film is certainly brilliant. It’s one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time — and the most unique. The movie follows Gil Pender (Owen Wilson) and Inez (Rachel McAdams), as they travel with Inez’s family to Paris for business. Gil is a successful screenwriter who wants to change careers and write a novel, and Inez is an unsupportive fiance that I wished to kill for most of the film. No one can write a couple quite like Woody Allen. Their bickering is incredibly realistic, and I even found myself with some slight post traumatic stress from my previous relationship. Gil is a romantic, and he wishes he lived in Paris in the 20’s. As he’s walking home from a painful dinner with Inez’s family, he gets in a car with some strangers and finds himself transported to the 20’s. While there, he meets some famous literary and artistic icons, whose names I will keep a secret so that you can partake in the same very enjoyable guessing game. Let’s just say Adrian Brody was my favorite. Gil’s experience with these characters not only helps his novel, but it also helps him appreciate the present. Only Woody Allen can write a romantic film that doesn’t involve a man running for an airplane before the love of his life leaves him forever. Some stories are simple — and beautiful. OVERALL RATING: DISHTASTIC
I wasn’t going to post this, but a perverted friend of mine kept sending me the link on Facebook, and I couldn’t avoid it any longer. Rachel McAdams shows her ass in the trailer for her new film with Harrison Ford, Morning Glory, and it’s so perfect I actually found myself depressed after looking at it. When I told my friend how much it plagued me, he insisted that I need not worry about it, as I have a “small upper body.” Translation? — “Don’t worry about your fat ass.” I’d like to become friends with Rachel so that I can assess how many years of squats it would take to duplicate what you see below. Further Reading: Sara Corrales is naked — Best body ever!