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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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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$30,993,544 (USA) (14 January 2011)

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2.35 : 1
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The shooting location for the fictional IBS news studio is an actual television studio used for news and entertainment programs, located at 1114 Avenue of the Americas in New York City. See more »


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


Adam Bennett: Hey. Hi. Hey.
Becky Fuller: Hi.
Adam Bennett: Hey, I just came to, uh... to offer my condolences on hiring the third worst person in the world.
Becky Fuller: [realizing what he's talking about] Oh! Thanks. Yes, I... Um, who are the other two?
Adam Bennett: Oh, well, Kim Jong-il and Angela Lansbury, actually. She knows what she did.
Becky Fuller: [laughing] Okay. So, I... I gather that you worked with Mike at the nightly news.
Adam Bennett: Worst year of my life. The entire time we worked together, the only thing he ever called me was "Señor Dipshit".
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Written by Deb Talan & Steve Tannen
Performed by The Weepies with Brad Gordon
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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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