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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rachel McAdams ... Becky
Noah Bean ... First Date
Jack Davidson Jack Davidson ... Dog Walking Neighbor
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

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is Diane Keaton and Rachel McAdams' second movie together. They previously played mother and daughter in The Family Stone (2005). See more »

Goofs

When Becky argues with Mike outside the IBS building, the position of her fringe changes several times between shots. See more »

Quotes

Mike Pomeroy: Why do we have to mention that first cup of coffee? Why not just say, "Watch Mike Pomeroy before your morning dump?"
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References Today (1952) See more »

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Finale From String Quartet in B-Flat Major (Op.64 No.3, Nob.III:67)
Written by Franz Joseph Haydn (as Franz Joseph Haydn)
Performed by the Kodaly Quartet
Licensed by kind permission Naxos Rights International Ltd
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A pleasant surprise
6 March 2011 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a young executive producer's struggle to revive an unpopular morning show.

I thought "Morning Glory" is just another romantic comedy that happens to be set in a television setting, but it pleasantly surprised me. The plot in fact focuses a lot more on the stress and frustration of being an executive producer, with romance being sidelined as an almost dispensable subplot. The intensity of Becky's job is well portrayed, the two anchors' verbal wars and Mike's indifferent and selfish attitude all makes "Morning Glory" entertaining to watch. "Morning Glory" is a pleasant surprise!


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