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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 »


Mike Pomeroy: Nobody really cares that I can do this job, but... but I can. I wanted you to see that.
Becky Fuller: 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.
Mike Pomeroy: 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 ...
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References Barefoot Contessa (2002) See more »


Prelude & Fughetta in G Major
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
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Not what I expected but very funny
4 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just came from a screening of this movie. I went in thinking total chick flick and came away quite impressed. There is a love story but it doesn't take up the whole movie and get heavy with it. The movie more centers around an up and coming producer of a local TV morning show that ends up at the lowest rated nationally syndicated morning show. what entails is a humorous tale of trying to get the shows ratings up.

If I had not received screening tickets to this movie I probably would have never have seen it in the theater but after watching this movie I would have gladly shelled out $10-15 for a ticket to this movie. Well worth the time and even better I got to go for free.

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