Morning Glory (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

Morning Glory (2010)



Critic Consensus: It's lifted by affable performances from its impeccable cast, and it's often charming -- but Morning Glory is also inconsistent and derivative.

Movie Info

A new romantic comedy set in the hilarious and dysfunctional world of morning television. When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller (McAdams) is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life. Stumbling into a job at "Daybreak" (the last-place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy (Ford). Unfortunately, Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts, let alone work with his new co-host, Colleen Peck (Keaton), a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality, who is more than happy covering morning "news." As Mike and Colleen clash, first behind the scenes and then on the air, Becky's blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett (Wilson) begins to unravel. And soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.more
Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content including dialogue, language and brief drug references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Aline Brosh McKenna
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 8, 2011
Box Office: $31.0M
Paramount Studios - Official Site


Rachel McAdams
as Becky Fuller
Harrison Ford
as Mike Pomeroy
Diane Keaton
as Colleen Peck
Patrick Wilson
as Adam Bennett
Jeff Goldblum
as Jerry Barnes
John Pankow
as Lenny Bergman
Matt Malloy
as Ernie Appleby
Patti D'Arbanville
as Becky's Mom
Ty Burrell
as Paul McVee
Jeff Hiller
as Sam, Channel 9 Prod...
Linda Powell
as Louanne
J. Elaine Marcos
as Lisa Bartlett
Liz Keifer
as Jerry's Wife
Don Roy King
as Merv, Daybreak Dire...
Pepper Binkley
as Jerry's Assistant
Don Hewitt Sr.
as Joe the Cameraperson
Reed Birney
as Governor Willis
Carmen M. Herlihy
as Becky's Assistant
Noah Bean
as First Date
Jack Davidson
as Dog Walking Neighbor
Joseph J. Vargas
as Channel 9 Director
Mario Frierson
as Channel 9 Technical ...
Mario Frieson
as Channel 9 Technical ...
Kevin Herbst
as Channel 9 Associate ...
Stephen Park
as Channel 9 Weatherper...
Adrian Martinez
as IBS Lobby Guard
Rizwan Manji
as Daybreak Producer
Jay Russell
as Daybreak Producer
Finnerty Steeves
as Daybreak Producer
Rick Younger
as Daybreak Producer
Arden Myrin
as Daybreak Producer
Caroline Clay
as Daybreak Producer
Katharine Hyde
as Daybreak Producer
Allen Warnock
as Daybreak Producer
Welker White
as Daybreak Producer
Maddie Corman
as Daybreak Producer
Jeremy Beiler
as Daybreak Producer
Jonathan Forte
as First Intern
Kevin Pariseau
as Horse Teeth Reporter
Christopher Sieber
as Groundhog Reporter
Lauren Cohn
as Crafts Expert
Jayne Houdyshell
as Stage Manager
Alice Callahan
as Girl at Schiller's
Myles O'Brien
as IBS Anchorperson
Miles O'Brien
as IBS Anchorperson
Robert Caminiti
as Daybreak Associate D...
Stefani L. Cohen
as Daybreak Timing Prod...
Gray Winslow
as Daybreak Technical D...
Paul Urcioli
as IBS Evening News Pro...
Rosalynd Darling
as Daybreak Fan on Plaz...
Gio Perez
as Second Intern
Steve McAuliff
as Animal Expert
Bruce Altman
as Television Executive
Kathleen McNenny
as Television Executive
Jason Kravits
as Television Executive
John Bundy
as Magician
Morley Safer
as Himself
50 Cent
as Himself
Tony Yayo
as Himself
DJ Whoo Kidd
as Himself
DJ Whoo Kid
as Himself
Lloyd Banks
as Himself
Yvonne Finnerty
as Daybreak Producer
Chris Sieber
as Groundhog Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Morning Glory

All Critics (174) | Top Critics (45)

Director Roger Mitchell and the great cast bring so much energy and humour to Morning Glory that it becomes an enjoyable, if completely unaffecting, piece of escapist fluff - just like good breakfast television.

Full Review… | March 11, 2016
Hot Press

A cut above the usual rom-com tripe while remaining several notches below the caliber of talent involved.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

It's hard not to have fun at this delightful comedy which features strong performances from McAdams, Ford and Keaton.

Full Review… | January 6, 2013
Big Hollywood

Watching McAdams juggle all the pieces provides much of the laughs, but both Keaton and Ford get some positively hilarious traction as Colleen and Mike clash on the air and compete for the spotlight.

Full Review… | September 26, 2011
American Profile

Behind the frivolity of this rom-com also lurks a serious theme about the importance of proper old-school journalism.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Digital Spy

It's entirely appropriate that Morning Glory ultimately turns into a celebration of quaffable, formulaic fluff.

Full Review… | June 11, 2011
Film Blather

Audience Reviews for Morning Glory


Average rom-com. Enjoyable because of Harrison Ford.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Rachel McAdams shines as the frazzled, determined and adorable up-and-coming TV producer, but the movie just doesn't pay her back. Between its plot (The Devil Wears Prada-esque), its feuding anchor dynamic (a watered-down Anchorman) and its cringe-worthy love scenes, all that's left is the cloying happy ending. There is a very good movie hidden in here somewhere, but it's just too formulaic and it grates by the end.

Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

In the end, it's a rom com. You want it to be about an empowered young woman working her way up the ladder to professional success. You will be disappointed.

Julie B

Super Reviewer

Morning Glory Quotes

Becky Fuller: Look, my radar for that kind of thing is so bad. I mean, I don't know if a man's interested in me until he's naked.
– Submitted by Hanna K (4 years ago)
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!
– Submitted by Theta S (4 years ago)
Mike Pomeroy: I'm not saying the word fluffy!
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)
Mike Pomeroy: You know what I've noticed, people only say "lighten up" when they're gonna stick their fist up your ass.
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)

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