Morning Glory (12A) ***

Rachel McAdams stars in Morning Glory
Rachel McAdams stars in Morning Glory
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Laden with polished one-liners, Morning Glory is a frothy comedy based around a shambolic TV breakfast show.

Scriptwriter Aline Brosh McKenna charts the precarious rise of an ambitious young woman, drawing obvious comparisons with her screenplay for The Devil Wears Prada.

Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) is one of the brightest stars at Good Morning New Jersey but her efforts are rewarded with redundancy.

Thankfully, New York network manager Jerry Barnes (Jeff Goldblum) offers her the poisoned chalice of Daybreak.

Becky discovers that co-anchors Paul McVee (Ty Burrell) and Colleen Peck (Diane Keaton) are at loggerheads, so Becky bravely fires Paul and pursues Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford) as a replacement.

Morning Glory is a hoot, distinguished by a scenery-chewing performance from Ford as the revered news man, and Keaton gives as good as she gets.

McAdams is a tad insipid and her romance with Patrick Wilson’s hunk is a trifle, but when the film is focused on antics in and around the studio, we’re laughing uproariously.