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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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Storyline

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:

Un despertar glorioso  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£524,356 (UK) (21 January 2011)

Gross:

£1,041,623 (UK) (28 January 2011)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Pomeroy shows up, the portrait of the previous anchor (right inside the door) is quickly painted over as well as the rest of his dressing room to prepare it for Pomeroy. Later, the same wall is shown (right inside Pomeroy's dressing room door) with old paint and an outline of an old picture frame. See more »

Quotes

[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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Stuck in the Middle with You
Written by Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan
Performed by Michael Bublé
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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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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