This is light fare, but that’s what I was in the mood for. And I’m pretty much a sucker for any transformation story. This one is packaged as entertainment more than inspiration. I like Harrison Ford too, as a rule, and he does not disappoint in this film, even though there is no academy award here.
The movie is about an under-qualified young producer’s attempt to turn around an ailing morning show. She’s got effervescent enthusiasm, unstoppable energy and zany ideas, which lead a disenfranchised, disintegrated, disparate group to unlikely and unconventional success. Oh, and the producer’s boyfriend is a well educated hottie who prefers this career driven girl to a sea of fawning women. How great is that? Plus, she learns to make room for him in her life.
Some may say this movie rates only three stars, but I give it four because it does well what it does. There’s no need to race out to see it on the big screen, but when it comes out in DVD, this film would be perfect to rent for a moment when you want no demands made upon you but to enjoy someone else making the effort to overcome the odds.