What is it about woebegone guys that give them the starring role? Harrison Ford is a brooding, over-the-hill news anchor [and Jason Bateman is another woebegone lead in The Switch!] forced to co-anchor a morning news programme with fledgling ratings with Diane Keaton. The co-producer tasked with the formidable problem of resuscitating show ratings is an incredulously naive Becky Fuller [played by Rachel Adams] who has indefatigable amount of perseverance that makes up for her lack of sterling academic credentials.
I like the behind the scenes of broadcast studios with realistic cramped, cluttered and chaotic offices [much like Mediacorp's behind-the-scenes], I like Diana Keaton anytime and I like the combination of Keaton with Harrison Ford. But most of the time, I was irritated with the character of Becky Fuller and the over-the-top acting of Rachel Adams. My girls loved it and thank goodness, the husband was released only by business demands; he would surely have emerged as the other over-the-hill brooding guy.
I would classify this a comedy because the laugh quotient was consistently moderate, a drama because it has a story line though lame, but definitely not a romance though the Becky Fuller character often destressed by sleeping with a colleaque after she put her mobile phone in his fridge.