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
"What's the story?"
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for some sexual content including dialogue, language and brief drug references
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10 November 2010 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: £524,356
(21 January 2011)
(28 January 2011)
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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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
When Becky argues with Mike outside the IBS building, the position of her fringe changes several times between shots. See more
Nobody really cares that I can do this job, but... but I can. I wanted you to see that.
That was a great story, Mike. That was... that was better than a great story, that was great television. I mean, that was bran with a donut. A bran donut.
I've got a grandkid. Did you know that? Alexander. I haven't seen him since I got fired. I was embarrassed... after all I'd accomplished. And then to... come back to the news... this way. The truth is, I'd... I'd screwed up with my kids way before I got ...
Written by Joss Stone
, Jonathan Shorten, Richie Stevens
, Paddy Milner, Michael Bowes,
Nikolaj Juel, Colin Hickson & Pete Cherry
Performed by Joss Stone
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