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Morning Glory (2010)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  10 November 2010 (USA)
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Ratings: 6.5/10 from 55,476 users   Metascore: 57/100
Reviews: 152 user | 211 critic | 38 from Metacritic.com

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)


£1,041,623 (UK) (28 January 2011)

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Did You Know?


There is no television studio in the US that is actually called "IBS," most likely because in the English Language, the abbreviation "IBS" is most often used for the digestive system disorder "Irritable Bowel Syndrome." These initials were possibly chosen deliberately to tie into the humiliatingly scatological theme of the report that airs on the show early in the movie. See more »


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 »


[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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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.18 (2010) See more »


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Written by Deb Talan & Steve Tannen
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I didn't expect much from this movie but came away quite happy
15 November 2010 | by (Saint Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

Rachel McAdams is what makes this movie so likable and cute. Her spunky optimism and always-on attitude is what drives the movie forward and gives it heart.

This is one of Harrison Ford's funniest roles - he plays the grumpy, I'm too good for this, I will do what I want and you'll just have to deal with it, asshole extremely well.

The witty banter back and forth between Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford is at times laugh out loud hilarious. I loved their chemistry and the weatherman's antics were the beginning of when my ratings for the movie started to go up. Once it all got going I thought to myself, "I'd watch that morning show!"

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