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  • Summary: When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller 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. 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, 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 begins to unravel. And soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself. (Paramount Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Nov 9, 2010
    88
    Comedies open every week. This is the kind I like best. It grows from human nature and is about how people do their jobs and live their lives.
  2. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Nov 9, 2010
    75
    Some of the on-camera bitchery between Mr. Ford and Ms. Keaton is laugh-out-loud witty. For the most part, Morning Glory is a delicious movie that will make you jump for joy.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Nov 11, 2010
    75
    Patrick Wilson rounds out the cast as McAdams' love interest, but his presence seems necessary only to classify Morning Glory as a romantic comedy. The heart of the movie is really McAdams' wonderfully contentious relationship with Ford.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    Nov 13, 2010
    60
    Morning Glory is a cut above most other recent light fare, but not a prime cut.
  5. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Nov 10, 2010
    50
    Morning Glory had the capacity to be a smarter, tarter picture, though it's not bad as is: well-acted and ingratiating, with at least one howlingly funny sequence.
  6. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Nov 9, 2010
    50
    Roger Michell directs it as though it were an uproarious comedy, but the laughs are light, and the story's real appeal lies in its behind-the-scenes look at the manners and politics of morning television.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Nov 11, 2010
    30
    This production is a mess for many reasons, most of them having to do with its frantic efforts to be funny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 31
  2. Negative: 4 out of 31
  1. Oct 30, 2011
    10
    this was an amazing movie wow, there was drama, humour, a roller coaster of emotions and i got to say Rachel McAdams was not only inspirational but simply spectacular in this movie, definitely a must watch movie. Expand
  2. gwc
    Nov 13, 2010
    10
    This was a LOL movie. Rachel McAdams was wonderful. I never realized she had such comedic timing. She was the key to the movie's success. The audience seemed to love every minute of the movie. Go if you want to laugh. Expand
  3. Mar 20, 2012
    9
    Harrison Ford is in truly fine form here, along with everyone else. This film is so perfectly cast.....the players really make the film hard not to like. I found myself at times laughing so hard that tears came to my eyes, and yet there was enormous heart and deeply buried human emotion that fleshes out in this film. McAdams and Ford really hit a strong connection here in sort of a father/daughter sort of way. Keaton is priceless as the happy-go-lucky co-host who just so happens to be "game" for anything! What a great film! Expand
  4. Nov 22, 2010
    6
    This is not the next "Devil Wears Prada" Very similar story of a young ambitious woman trying to find her place in the real world and learning life lessons from bitter old work-a-holics. Characters aren't as charming and you won't laugh as much. The cast in Morning Glory is incredible just like the Devil Wears Prada but there is definitely a lack of chemistry in all the relationships presented in this film. Save this for Netflix. Expand
  5. Jan 28, 2012
    6
    Rachel McAdams shines in the leading role and it does provide laughs but not enough in my opinion. Morning Glory should have been better but the film is still technically a good movie. I give this movie 63%. Expand
  6. Nov 18, 2010
    5
    Rachel McAdams plays a terminally perky producer who gets hired to revitalize the worst-rated morning show on network TV. Her primary battle is with a news legend (Harrison Ford), who hates doing the fluff. McAdams gives the role plenty of pluck, but doesn't have the natural comic charms the role needs. The rest of the cast turns in acceptable performances. The script/direction are energetic and predictable. Overall, it's a mildly appealing trifle. Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2010
    3
    There are some funny moments, but they are few and far between. A lot of the dialogue is laughably bad, and, most egregiously, the musical cues are some of the worst and least subtle in recent memory. McAdams is clearly a talented actress, but her character was insufferable, and she deserves better than this dreck. Expand

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