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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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First Date
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Anna
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Sam - Channel 9 Producer
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Mike Hydeck ...
Ralph
Joseph J. Vargas ...
Channel 9 Director
Mario Frieson ...
Channel 9 Technical Director
Kevin Herbst ...
Channel 9 Associate Director
Jerome Weinstein ...
Fred
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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  »

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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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Many of the news broadcasts shown in the movie are actual stories aired during the Iowa Floods of 2008. Cedar Rapids is the city mentioned on one of the shows in the background where 400 city blocks were under water. See more »

Goofs

While Becky is interviewing in the Today Show, the IBS producer is in a white shirt but when he looks at the Pomeroy's cooking, he is in the blue denim shirt. And when he waves his hands to Becky, he is in the white shirt. See more »

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Becky Fuller: Okay. Is Daybreak a shitty show? Yes! But it's on a network, and not just any network. This is one of the most legendary news divisions in the entire history of television. Daybreak just needs someone who believes in it, who understands that a national platform is an invaluable resource, that no story is too low or too high to reach for...
Jerry Barnes: Are you gonna sing?
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References The Early Show (1999) See more »

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Motivational and Funny Movie!
9 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

I saw the screening of this movie last night and was pleasantly surprised that this was not another "chick flick". The story focuses around a young female producer that is hard working and hoping to get her dream job of Executive Producer (EP) of a well known TV morning show. Instead, she is accepted into the EP position on a failing TV morning show. Dedicated to her career, which was her dream since age 8, she has little time for men and romance. As the story progresses she has countless obstacles she must overcome and a high amount of stress that comes with the job. There are many comical scenes as the producer is practically at wits end during the main duration of the movie. She doesn't seem to lose her cool much of the movie, and when she does become infused with anger or passion she is constructive in using it to complete her job. This is a feel good story that shows with hard work, dedication (following a dream since age 8!), a bit of luck, and having faith in yourself, you can accomplish your goals. A nice change from the current female lead characters currently out there.

I left the theater thinking about my own career and how I could improve myself or work ethics. This movie is definitely a go-see!


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