I do not like Diane Keaton or the horse she rode in on, but this mess was not her fault. As a matter of fact, Ms. Keaton's character did not offend me which is an improvement. I know that I am not supposed to allow my personal prejudices affect my movie-going judgment so I'll just let it go.
But on the other hand, I've decided to blame the screenwriter (Aline Brosh "The Devil Wears Prada" McKenna) who I do not know well and now I do not want to know her. The script was stupid and boring, the characters lacked substance, and the plot sucked. Other than that, things were pretty solid.
Harrison Ford mailed in his performance and it was marked "postage due." Rachel McAdams did the best she could with this script and she's extremely hot so we'll give her a pass. Jeff Goldblum as her boss was acceptable. All the other actors get a "who cares... and be sure to cash the check soon."
This movie opened on a Wednesday so I give the producers an "A" for effort and maybe it will give them a boost at the box office and isn't that what it's all about. Don't let quality get in the way; just hire Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton to play some old warhorses hanging onto their careers on a fledgling morning TV variety show and throw in Cutie McAdams as the newbie Executive Producer and let the chips (money) fall.
If you go see this movie, you are just encouraging them to make more formula movies for the mall theatres and force the indies to stay at the River Oaks. Stop now and click on www.larryhmoviereviews.com and pick one of my highly rated movies and let this piece of #@&* drown in its own popcorn. Rock 'n Roll.