I did find this film had a rocky first twenty minutes or so, but once it got going I really ended up enjoying it a lot.
When she's hired to try and reverse the failing morning TV show Daybreak, young TV producer Becky (Rachel McAdams) has the idea of replacing the sleazy current male anchor with veteran serious journalist and reporter Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford) alongside longtime host Colleen Peck (Diane Keaton). However, the super-serious Mike has nothing but utter contempt for morning TV shows (but ends up having to accept thanks to a clause in his contract) which leaves Becky struggling to keep the show from being cancelled, keep her two antagonistic anchors from war with each other and perhaps find the time to have a date with fellow producer Adam!!!
Rachel McAdams absolutely carries the film even when it diverts a bit into less interesting ground (I didn't really get a lot out of her romance story with Patrick Wilson) and her fantastic performance is just another in a long line of them she's given. Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton also excel (Keaton once again proving her comedic chops) and have chemistry with each other and although it's mostly a fairly light romantic drama not hugely unlike 'The Devil Wears Prada' there's also an interesting underlying point about the increasing volume of fluff journalism at the expense of actual serious journalism as well, epitomised by Ford's and Keaton's characters.
It doesn't dwell on that too much though, but the fact it's an argument that's there at least gives the film a bit more substance than some other rom-coms around. All in, this is a well made, at times highly witty, well acted and directed film that probably deserved to do a little better at the box-office than it actually did.