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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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Breakfast TV Just Got Interesting See more »

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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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10 November 2010 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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

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£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 »

Goofs

When Mike is rehearsing for his debut on the show he has a white coffee mug in front of him. A stage hand walks by and takes it. The next scene is Becky and Lenny in the control room watching the monitors, and the white cup is still in front of Mike. See more »

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[at a job interview with "The Today Show", Becky sees Mike on "DayBreak" cooking a frittata]
Becky Fuller: Oh, my God. What is he doing? Sorry, I just... This is... Mike Pomeroy is having a nervous breakdown on air. That's kind of big news.
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A pleasant surprise
6 March 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about a young executive producer's struggle to revive an unpopular morning show.

I thought "Morning Glory" is just another romantic comedy that happens to be set in a television setting, but it pleasantly surprised me. The plot in fact focuses a lot more on the stress and frustration of being an executive producer, with romance being sidelined as an almost dispensable subplot. The intensity of Becky's job is well portrayed, the two anchors' verbal wars and Mike's indifferent and selfish attitude all makes "Morning Glory" entertaining to watch. "Morning Glory" is a pleasant surprise!


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