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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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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  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£1,041,623 (UK) (28 January 2011)

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This is Diane Keaton and Rachel McAdams' second movie together. They previously played mother and daughter in The Family Stone (2005). See more »


When Becky argues with Mike outside the IBS building, the position of her fringe changes several times between shots. See more »


Mike Pomeroy: Why do we have to mention that first cup of coffee? Why not just say, "Watch Mike Pomeroy before your morning dump?"
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References The Early Show (1999) See more »


Finale From String Quartet in B-Flat Major (Op.64 No.3, Nob.III:67)
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Performed by the Kodaly Quartet
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Morning Glory - refreshingly sweet
8 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rachel McAdams leads the way in this surprisingly refreshing flick as the workaholic television show producer, Becky, who lands the job of organizing "the worst morning show ever". She only has a short time to save the show's plummeting ratings, and in doing so must battle with low worker morale, conceited anchors, poor working conditions, as well as her own inadequacy in dealing with guy-problems. Desperate for a change, she recruits the legendary newscaster Mike Pomeroy, played by Harrison Ford, who is less than willing to cover any story he does not consider "worthy of his reputation".

The film brings not just a comic story of working with grumpy people, but the beautiful emotional tale of a girl who realizes her dream of being a television producer and, by pulling everyone together against the odds, creates a family in the process. But where the story is rather run-of-the-mill, the chemistry between the impressive cast is the movie's redeeming quality. Across the board, acting was fantastic, and in all honesty the movie owes its success to McAdams and Ford. Rachel McAdams should be commended for her frustrated role as Becky, and has proved that she has much more to offer than a just pretty face. Harrison Ford, perhaps the true star of the show, fully embraced the character of Pomeroy did a wonderfully fantastic job being grumpy, conceited, and an all-around "asshole" in one of his best roles as of late.

Morning Glory is a nice tale that will leave you with a sweet taste in your mouth. Combined with some real solid acting, this is not a movie you'll regret checking out!

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