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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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1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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First Date
Jack Davidson ...
Dog Walking Neighbor
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Anna
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Sam - Channel 9 Producer
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Louanne
Mike Hydeck ...
Ralph
Joseph J. Vargas ...
Channel 9 Director
Mario Frieson ...
Channel 9 Technical Director
Kevin Herbst ...
Channel 9 Associate Director
Jerome Weinstein ...
Fred
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Channel 9 Weatherperson (as Stephen Park)
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Oscar
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Breakfast TV Just Got Interesting See more »

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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Release Date:

10 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un despertar glorioso  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rachel McAdams initially was not keen on making the film - a comedy - as she felt she was unsuited to being funny. Director Roger Michell took her out for dinner several times to convince her otherwise. See more »

Goofs

The Cisco phones used in the IBS offices are obviously not connected, as their LCD displays are blank. This happens multiple times in the film, notably whenever shots are made from behind Jerry's desk. The display on his phone is in fact also cracked from top to bottom. See more »

Quotes

Paul McVee: [entering a staff meeting] Hello! Hi, hi. Does somebody wanna tell me why I had to log off BangingGrannies.com for this?
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Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: The Dating Game (2017) See more »

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Are You Here
Written & Performed by Corinne Bailey Rae
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
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A pleasant surprise
6 March 2011 | by See 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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