Cynthia knows me well. I think Rachel McAdams is the most beautiful actress on earth. So when she suggested watching “Morning Glory”, she just needed to say: It has your favorite actress in it, the one you think most beautiful. Cynthia also likes Rachel McAdams in this movie. She thinks Rachel is perky. I like Rachel’s cheerfulness and her being so natural in front of a camera. I don’t feel like watching a movie. I feel like watching a part of her life.
In “Morning Glory”, Rachel is an aspiring news producer who gets laid off, finds another job that requires her to save the show. It is an early morning show and she wakes up at 1.30 am everyday to go to work. For Cynthia and I who are finding it difficult to even get up at 7 am in the morning, that is an heroic act. Looking at how happy Rachel goes to work, we can’t help but to wish that we could be that enthusiastic. Perhaps happiness at work is made of this: fully immersed with what you do, view every obstacle as a new challenge, and reach out to make friends. In this story, Rachel is a doer and not a talker – a quality I admire in real life. The downside of Rachel’s enthusiasm to work is that she is a workaholic. That I do not endorse.
“Morning Glory” is a funny and lively show. While I have my doubt on how well this movie depicts the media industry, it is more about how people go about doing their jobs and living their lives. That I can relate.