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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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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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£1,041,623 (UK) (28 January 2011)
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There is no television studio in the US that is actually called "IBS," most likely because in the English Language, the abbreviation "IBS" is most often used for the digestive system disorder "Irritable Bowel Syndrome." These initials were possibly chosen deliberately to tie into the humiliatingly scatological theme of the report that airs on the show early in the movie. See more »

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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 »

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Mike Pomeroy: I'm not saying the word fluffy!
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Cookie Cutter, but Cute
31 January 2011 | by (Seattle, Wa) – See all my reviews

In that time between summer blockbusters and the full-on Oscar blitz is time for Hollywood to take a breather. Sometimes the audience takes a breather too. And that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Here we meet Becky Fuller, trying to make the jump from local to network news show producer. She is put in charge of an ailing morning program, and when told that it is on its last leg, she takes the novel and bizarre step of forcing well-respected television journalist Mike Pomeroy into the co-host position via a quirk of his contract. and thus they are off toward saving the show... A plot like this doesn't really have much in the way of surprises. What really matters is how well the characters are written and how well the actors play their respective parts. While none of the cast is terrible, standing out are a low-key Jeff Goldblum, playing a cynical network executive. While an over stated, loud performance would have sufficed, Goldblum plays it a pragmatic working guy. He gets in a few good zingers early on though. The other standout is Harrison Ford. While he hasn't had much success in the field, he is actually very good at comedy usually playing the straight man to what is going on around him. Here he plays the gruffly lovable curmudgeon pretty well. A significant part of the the plot is his character's personal growth. On the whole, Morning Glory isn't going to sweep any of the major awards, but it's a gentle way to pass two hours and get a few good laughs in the process.


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