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Morning Glory (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  10 November 2010 (USA)
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An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program with warring co-hosts.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Davidson ...
Sam - Channel 9 Producer
Mike Hydeck ...
Joseph J. Vargas ...
Mario Frieson ...
Kevin Herbst ...
Jerome Weinstein ...
Steve Park ...
Channel 9 Weatherperson (as Stephen Park)


Becky (Rachel McAdams) is a hard-working morning TV show producer, or at least she was until she got fired. Desperate to get a job, she finally gets an interview with Jerry (Jeff Goldblum) - who is desperate to hire a producer for the struggling show "Daybreak". Becky accepts the job and it proves to be more difficult than even she might be able to handle. She has to fire the sexist co-host, then try to convince egotistical news reporter, Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford), to take the job, and then try and get him to actually do the job, properly. And she has to do this while falling for handsome Adam (Patrick Wilson), and trying to save the show from plummeting ratings. Will Becky be able to hold on to her dream job and her sanity? Written by napierslogs

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content including dialogue, language and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un despertar glorioso  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,203,266 (USA) (12 November 2010)


£1,041,623 (UK) (28 January 2011)

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Did You Know?


Many of the news broadcasts shown in the movie are actual stories aired during the Iowa Floods of 2008. Cedar Rapids is the city mentioned on one of the shows in the background where 400 city blocks were under water. See more »


The Cisco phones used in the IBS offices are obviously not connected, as their LCD displays are blank. This happens multiple times in the film, notably whenever shots are made from behind Jerry's desk. The display on his phone is in fact also cracked from top to bottom. See more »


Adam Bennett: Hey. Hi. Hey.
Becky Fuller: Hi.
Adam Bennett: Hey, I just came to, uh... to offer my condolences on hiring the third worst person in the world.
Becky Fuller: [realizing what he's talking about] Oh! Thanks. Yes, I... Um, who are the other two?
Adam Bennett: Oh, well, Kim Jong-il and Angela Lansbury, actually. She knows what she did.
Becky Fuller: [laughing] Okay. So, I... I gather that you worked with Mike at the nightly news.
Adam Bennett: Worst year of my life. The entire time we worked together, the only thing he ever called me was "Señor Dipshit".
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Written by Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan
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I didn't expect much from this movie but came away quite happy
15 November 2010 | by (Saint Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

Rachel McAdams is what makes this movie so likable and cute. Her spunky optimism and always-on attitude is what drives the movie forward and gives it heart.

This is one of Harrison Ford's funniest roles - he plays the grumpy, I'm too good for this, I will do what I want and you'll just have to deal with it, asshole extremely well.

The witty banter back and forth between Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford is at times laugh out loud hilarious. I loved their chemistry and the weatherman's antics were the beginning of when my ratings for the movie started to go up. Once it all got going I thought to myself, "I'd watch that morning show!"

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