Morning Glory (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

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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.

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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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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
Yvonne Finnerty
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
Miles O'Brien
as IBS Anchorperson
Myles 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 (181) | Top Critics (66)

Morning Glory is a lackluster knockoff to Devil Wears Prada, minus the heart, cleverness and fashion. It's just not a good time, as it claims to be.

September 8, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

[A] deeply dislikable comedy of embarrassment...

January 26, 2011 | Full Review…

Harrison Ford gives an under-par performance in this disappointing TV-studio-set romantic comedy.

January 20, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Morning Glory stays firmly on the launchpad, doing increasingly desperate run-ups, but collapsing in a gawky heap whenever it tries to take off.

January 20, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Rachel McAdams, a once fetching actress, runs about as if "Fetch!" is the only cry coming from behind the camera. Fetch the joke; fetch the funny line-reading. Wave your arms about.

January 20, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

A vehicle for an effortless performer, but void of conviction.

January 20, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Morning Glory


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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