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Morning Glory (2010)

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$30,993,544 (USA) (14 January 2011)
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As of the release of the movie, Don Roy King, who plays the director of DayBreak, is the actual director of NBC's Saturday Night Live (1975) and Robert Caminiti, who plays the assistant director of DayBreak, is the actual assistant director of "Saturday Night Live". See more »

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When Becky comes across Bennett in the lobby (she was going home with tapes), she says "Good night" to the guard in her left side, but there is nobody. See more »

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[last lines]
Becky Fuller: [reading a newspaper article] "His gravity leavens the silliness of morning TV, making for an incongruous but somehow perfect match. Turns out that after forty years in the business, the real Mike Pomeroy has arrived." Not bad.
Mike Pomeroy: By the way, I'm getting my prostate checked next week. I thought I'd take a crew with me.
Becky Fuller: [gasps] That's a great idea! We...
Mike Pomeroy: [cutting her off] Jesus, I'm kidding.
Becky Fuller: No, seriously, they have these little teeny, tiny cameras that go right up your...
Mike Pomeroy: No, no, no.
Becky Fuller: What...
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Free Me
Written by Joss Stone, Leo Nocentelli, Jonathan Shorten, Conner Reeves & Eric "Kenya" Baker
Performed by Joss Stone
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd
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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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