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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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Roger Michell
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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel McAdams ... Becky
Noah Bean ... First Date
Jack Davidson Jack Davidson ... Dog Walking Neighbor
Vanessa Aspillaga Vanessa Aspillaga ... Anna
Jeff Hiller ... Sam - Channel 9 Producer
Linda Powell ... Louanne
Mike Hydeck Mike Hydeck ... Ralph
Joseph J. Vargas Joseph J. Vargas ... Channel 9 Director
Mario Frieson Mario Frieson ... Channel 9 Technical Director
Kevin Herbst Kevin Herbst ... Channel 9 Associate Director
Jerome Weinstein Jerome Weinstein ... Fred
Steve Park ... Channel 9 Weatherperson (as Stephen Park)
David Fonteno ... Oscar
Patti D'Arbanville ... Becky's Mom
Jeff Goldblum ... Jerry Barnes
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

10 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un despertar glorioso See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,203,266, 14 November 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,011,732

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,040,976
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Harrison Ford was first choice to play the irascible Mike Pomeroy from the outset. See more »

Goofs

When Mike is rehearsing for his debut on the show he has a white coffee mug in front of him. A stage hand walks by and takes it. The next scene is Becky and Lenny in the control room watching the monitors, and the white cup is still in front of Mike. See more »

Quotes

Becky Fuller: I will have you know that this show is very important to a lot of people, including, but not limited, to me! My ass on the line here.
Mike Pomeroy: Actually, your ass is irrelevant. You're just a footnote. It's my ass. My reputation. My integrity.
[pats his buttocks with both hands]
Mike Pomeroy: . MY ASS!
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Referenced in RTL Film: Episode #9.12 (2011) See more »

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Are You Here
Written & Performed by Corinne Bailey Rae
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
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A feel good film
25 January 2011 | by moossaboossaSee all my reviews

At a loss of what to do, on a whim, I decided to go to the cinema. Being the opening night of 'Black Swan', I decided to leave that particular feature for another day. There were a few horrors, a few kids movies and then there was Morning Glory.

The Plot: Morning Glory is the story of one enthusiastic workaholic, Becky Fuller (Rachael McAdams), who is fired from her job at a Morning television show. Unemployed and desperate, she jumps at the offer of Executive Producer for a low budget, failing Morning show. The presenter of which, is the sour wannabe diva Colleen Peck (Diane Keaton) and the employees of which are under constant pressure to raise the audience ratings. Determined to prove her boss wrong, Becky Fuller goes to great lengths to improve the standard. One of her missions, is to employ world famous reporter, (and the third most horrible person in the world) Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford) as co-presenter.

My Opinion: There are some movies that leave you indifferent. You walk out of the theater, shrugging your shoulders and contemplating what to cook for dinner. Then there are those, that leave you with a definite emotion. Morning Glory, for me, was the latter. As the closing credits scrolled, I was inspired. I skipped out with a can-do spirit. Maybe its due to Rachel McAdam's contagious radiance. Maybe its Harrison Ford's excellent acting. Maybe it was the simple plot, and happy ending. I don't really know. All I know, is that even now, the after effect of this light comedy- was pure conviction that anything can happen, if you work hard and really want it.

To put it plainly, this romantic comedy was a pleasure to watch. And an excellent remedy for someone whose a little hopeless in these difficult financial times.


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