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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 ... 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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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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Shipped to theaters under the code name "Pepper 10". See more »

Goofs

When Becky approaches Pomeroy on the hill, he fires two shots at some birds. As the second shot goes off, it is seen that his finger is not on the trigger, but behind it. Actualy this type of double barrel shotgun has two triggers, one behind the other. When you take a good look you see that his finger is indeed behind the first one but also on the second trigger which is correct. See more »

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[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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References Barefoot Contessa (2002) See more »

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Free Me
Written by Joss Stone, Leo Nocentelli, Jonathan Shorten, Conner Reeves & Eric "Kenya" Baker
Performed by Joss Stone
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd
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Cookie Cutter, but Cute
31 January 2011 | by clh-1See all my reviews

In that time between summer blockbusters and the full-on Oscar blitz is time for Hollywood to take a breather. Sometimes the audience takes a breather too. And that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Here we meet Becky Fuller, trying to make the jump from local to network news show producer. She is put in charge of an ailing morning program, and when told that it is on its last leg, she takes the novel and bizarre step of forcing well-respected television journalist Mike Pomeroy into the co-host position via a quirk of his contract. and thus they are off toward saving the show... A plot like this doesn't really have much in the way of surprises. What really matters is how well the characters are written and how well the actors play their respective parts. While none of the cast is terrible, standing out are a low-key Jeff Goldblum, playing a cynical network executive. While an over stated, loud performance would have sufficed, Goldblum plays it a pragmatic working guy. He gets in a few good zingers early on though. The other standout is Harrison Ford. While he hasn't had much success in the field, he is actually very good at comedy usually playing the straight man to what is going on around him. Here he plays the gruffly lovable curmudgeon pretty well. A significant part of the the plot is his character's personal growth. On the whole, Morning Glory isn't going to sweep any of the major awards, but it's a gentle way to pass two hours and get a few good laughs in the process.


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