Morning Glory

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

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Newly hired as a producer on a national morning-news program called "Daybreak," Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams) decides to revitalize the low-rated show by bringing in legendary anchorman Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford). Pomeroy, however, refuses to do puff pieces like celebrity gossip and fashion, and clashes with his co-host (Diane Keaton). Meanwhile, Becky's romance with a colleague begins to unravel, leaving her struggling to save her relationship, her job and the show.

Cast & Crew

Rachel McAdams
Becky Fuller
Harrison Ford
Mike Pomeroy
Diane Keaton
Colleen Peck
Jeff Goldblum
Jerry Barnes
Patrick Wilson
Adam Bennett
John Pankow
Lenny Bergman
Matt Malloy
Ernie Applebee
Sherryl Clark
Executive Producer
Guy Riedel
Executive Producer
Alwin H. Kuchler
Cinematographer
Dan Farrell
Film Editor
Nick Moore
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  • Nov 24, 2013
    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 P Super Reviewer
  • Mar 17, 2012
    I liked it, didn't love it. One of the better not-totally-generic-but-still-totally predictable rom-com in recent years.
    Ken S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2012
    "Morning Glory" starts with a very good reason why cell phones should be banned, as Becky Fuller(Rachel McAdams) is so distracted by hers, that she ruins any chance she had with her date(Noah Bean, of 'Nikita'). At least professionally, things are going well for her as she is in line for a promotion at the New Jersey television station where she produces the morning show. Except she doesn't and is laid off to boot. Coming to her rescue is Jerry Barnes(Jeff Goldblum) of fourth place IBS who hires her as executive producer for their morning show, more to give the lions in the sub-basement fresh meat more than anything else. However, Becky proves her mettle quickly, by firing co-anchor Paul McVee(Ty Burrell), not so much for his subscription to Leg Show Magazine, as his poor attitude. She gets a replacement by contractually blackmailing Mike Pomeroy(Harrison Ford, desperately seeking to channel Clint Eastwood. No, maybe Humphrey Bogart. Or maybe he's just really constipated.), legendary newsman and now second worst person in the world behind Angela Lansbury, which is not really a good idea when he is holding a hunting rifle. Obviously made by somebody who never got the point of "Network," "Morning Glory" suggests that entertainment can co-exist with news without inherently corrupting it. Now, maybe one could just conceivably make an argument that sweetening the news a little would make it more palatable with the audience but that way lies madness and pandering which Republicans excel at. Otherwise, "Morning Glory" has a few cameos and scenes that work really well but otherwise relies on cliches to get it through, as it is not really sure it likes its lead character, never a good sign. I'm not asking for the equivalent of a PSA on the dangers of freebasing caffeine but the movie desperately needs substance, maybe implying that Pomeroy was let go due to ageism. Yes, Harrison Ford was funny and charming once but how long ago was "Working Girl?" Tommy Lee Jones, with his unique talent for being simultaneously a straight man and funny, or Victor Garber, who appears to have fun even when playing pompous characters, would have been better choices. And Jeff Goldblum and Diane Keaton are given so very little to work with. That leaves Patrick Wilson to run off with the movie with a very relaxed performance
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  • Jan 16, 2012
    Not an out and out entertainer, this one's a watchable comedy.
    familiar s Super Reviewer

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