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Morning Glory (2010)

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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.

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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.
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    PG-13 (for some sexual content including dialogue, language and brief drug references)
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     wide
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  • Box Office:
    $30,982,329.00
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Cast

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 Producer
Linda Powell
as Louanne
J. Elaine Marcos
as Lisa Bartlett
Liz Keifer
as Jerry's Wife
Don Roy King
as Merv, Daybreak Director
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 Frieson
as Channel 9 Technical Director
Mario Frierson
as Channel 9 Technical Director
Kevin Herbst
as Channel 9 Associate Director
Stephen Park
as Channel 9 Weatherperson
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 Director
Stefani L. Cohen
as Daybreak Timing Production Assistant
Gray Winslow
as Daybreak Technical Director
Paul Urcioli
as IBS Evening News Producer
Rosalynd Darling
as Daybreak Fan on Plaza
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 Kid
as Himself
DJ Whoo Kidd
as Himself
Lloyd Banks
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for Morning Glory

All Critics (173) | Top Critics (44)

Everything in this movie, written by Aline Brosh McKenna and directed by Roger Michell, seems way off.

November 22, 2010
New Yorker
Top Critic

This production is a mess for many reasons, most of them having to do with its frantic efforts to be funny.

Full Review… | November 11, 2010
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Morning Glory is a tart, terrific comedy that gives Harrison Ford his best and funniest role in years.

Full Review… | November 11, 2010
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

The message of Morning Glory -- that austere TV journalists could stand to lighten up a bit -- may be dubious, but Michell and his cast sell it persuasively.

Full Review… | November 11, 2010
AV Club
Top Critic

Has moments of sparkle, but the screenplay disappoints and the luminous Rachel McAdams overdoes it.

Full Review… | November 11, 2010
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

McAdams is typically effervescent here, but she can't rescue this weak comedy.

Full Review… | November 11, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Morning Glory

½

Average rom-com. Enjoyable because of Harrison Ford.

Wildaly M
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
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
Julie B

Super Reviewer

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