Morning Glory

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6.51 h 47 min2010PG-13
An upstart television producer accepts the challenge of reviving a struggling morning show program with warring co-hosts.
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Roger Michell
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Harrison FordRachel McAdamsDiane Keaton
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Supporting actors
Patrick WilsonJeff GoldblumJohn PankowMatt MalloyPatti D'Arbanville
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J.J. AbramsBryan Burk
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PARAMOUNT PICTURES
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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warrenReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
what a good story
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well, here's another movie that came and went without my knowing about it. I watched it today and it turned out I really liked it. the story is predictable (which can be a good thing), but the cast, all the cast, and I mean some in the smallest parts, were great. they were all there to make this film better and it was....and it is. a few good laughs, an untired romance, a mostly fast pace, a beginning, middle and end...which is nice for a change....just a darn nice little movie made bigger by a caring cast and crew. I liked it.
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Nancy A. FoxReviewed in the United States on June 6, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
To Make a Frittata You Need a Hot Pan!
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Full disclosure, I am a Harrison Ford fan going back to when I first saw him in the original Star Wars movie. So, I originally saw this in the theater, because Harrison Ford was in it, but the reason I enjoy this charming film so much is because of the fun story and terrific ensemble cast.

Rachel McAdams, plucky Becky Fuller, is a delightful character and you can't help but like her and root for her. I especially like how a number of characters ask her if she's going to sing, because if this were a different movie. Jeff Goldblum is a lot of fun as the stressed and somewhat burned out executive in charge of Becky's morning show. Diane Keaton is also terrific as a bored morning show co-host, who is happy to realize that there is someone in charge who actually cares and wants to improve this show.

Into this mix comes Harrison Ford's, Mike Pomeroy character. He's grumpy, opinionated and looks down on morning shows because they don't really do the news. Of course, plucky Becky, wins him over with her winsome charm, but until the final reveal a lot of the comedy moments involve Mike's adversarial role with his co-anchor and Becky, who up until the moment she starts actually working with him had idolized Mike Pomeroy.

It's a charming, light comedy with a terrific cast and definitely worth time spent. You'll end the movie in a happy mood, glad that Becky has reached a good place in her career and personal life.
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Karen D.Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
"MORNING GLORY": ALL-NATURAL WINNING COMEDY RELIEF FOR THE BLUES!!
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All-round stellar cast: Rachael McAdams, Diane Keaton, Harrison Ford, as well as Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Wilson & really fun to see onscreen again, John Pankow ("cousin Ira" on the 80s Helen Hunt/Paul Reiser hit comedy TV show "Mad About You".

Rachel McAdams is adorable & delightful in one of her cheekiest roles as the spirited & unsinkably optimistic Becky who has recently been let go due to budget cuts as Producer of a bare-bones A.M. Entertainment News program in New Jersey, which was her "stepping stone" to the major networks in New York City. This does not deter Becky who, in no time at all has an interview with a lesser-known, New York City A.M. Entertainment News Program. Jeff Goldblum plays the stressed-out Station Manager with a heart of gold; an executive struggling with a low budget, dispirited staff and a deadline to get things turned around quickly. Enter Becky with her winsome, plucky tenacity and incandescent, irresistible smile & she's hired as well as determined to succeed!!! Almost immediately she fires the Co-Anchor who is leeching any of the life out of the rest of the cast members & staff on the show. Now, all she needs do is fill the spot..and quickly! Diane Keaton is the competent former beauty queen remaining Co-Anchor, who has put in her time & doesn't foresee anything changing (as does the rest of the cast & crew), since they've all seen lesser Producers come & go. However, in her first move, Becky already has them all clapping & having feelings they haven't in a long time...hope!

Beckly is not only plucky, cheeky, cute & winsome, but also smart & impassioned! She finds that already on staff is a cantankerous curmudgeon of a former investigative news reporter who is waiting out time on his contract until he can leave, no longer being on any news program, played with excellent disdain by Harrison Ford, who reluctantly is pretty much forced into becoming Diane Keaton's Co-Anchor, which doesn't sit well with either of them...cue non-stop laughter! He pretty much refuses to go along with doing "entertainment" & persists in solely reading the news reports, until Diane Keaton finally erupts at him...on air!! At which point, viewership starts to increase & as that occurs, Becky becomes more & more creative with the show & is able to book better & more entertaining segments.

While Becky is succeeding in bringing ratings up, she's also creating an atmosphere of "family" among this "motley crew" of a staff, and trying to find some type of balance between career & a burgeoning love interest, played with handsome charm by Patrick Wilson. There is still the Harrison Ford Co-Anchor issue which Becky struggles with during private conversations with him, following Harrison Ford around & interrupting his private time, to try to get him onboard with the show, eventually endearing herself to him, too. It still doesn't turn him around, until he learns that Becky is being courted by "Good Morning America" & let's just say this culminates with a very cute, charming scene while Becky is involved in an interview with said morning news show, which will have you clapping!!

A disarming, exhilarating comedy that will leave you smiling an infectious Becky-smile! from beginning to end!!!!
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Jessica WReviewed in the United States on December 19, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
A moving and funny film in which Harrison Ford and Rachel McAdams conspire together to make me cry, and succeed stupendously.
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I am not going to give a synopsis, or tell you. beat by beat, why this film, this story, works. I will tell you first, that I tolerate a lot of movies because I love movies. I have a film degree--I don't even work in entertainment; I think maybe I just got the degree because I love movies that much. I can tell when they are bad, and yet I still watch them. I even enjoy bad ones. The opinion I don't share with a lot of film majors, I think, is that films and stories should be judged by how much they can move an audience. That's sort of a populist opinion, I guess. But, whatever.

So what you need to know about this film is that it moved me. In fact, it's been a long time since I teared up--not from sadness, but from satisfaction and a feeling of being known--watching a film. This one had me tearing up for several minutes before my eyes finally overflowed, and I laughed at the same moment. How possible is it that both Harrison Ford's character AND Rachel McAdams' character had me feeling like I could have been them, or they could have been me, yesterday, last week, five years from now? It's crazy, but true. The script is fine, it's funny. The story is somewhat predictable. But the reason people love predictable stories is because WE are predictable. We live out the same dramas over and over and over, and they mean something to us every single time. And Ford and McAdams--they make this movie what it is; their performances are that good. So, look, just...you know....just watch it. Let yourself get caught up in it. If you can't, well, then you can't; some people can't. It's fine. Everyone else, though--give it a shot. Have someone nearby to hug, maybe.

I never write reviews because I probably shouldn't, but I am still caught up in the high of loving this film so much, so I better submit before my better judgment kicks in.
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AmazonGuru789Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Horrible
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Morning Glory is so bad I couldn't even finish it. I got about 1/2 way through. The painful truth is that Rachel McAdams can't carry a movie as a lead, and she especially pales compared to veterans like Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton. Rachel is just not in their league. She over-acted her character in this movie as the fidgety, nervous news anchor with bad bangs. All she did was come off as irritating. The movie is not funny at all, and there is zero story line. No plot! Waste of my money.
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BayReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Hard to watch it’s so chirpy...
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This was chirpy and awful. The scattered body humor of the protagonist reminded me of the kind of thing you see in a Disney musical. That might be a good thing, but I didn’t like it. It’s possible that this just rubbed me the wrong way. I thought that with Harrison Ford and Dianne Keaton in the cast it couldn’t be that bad. Both actors do a good job, but though I like watching an occasional Disney film reads cartooon, I really didn’t like the super cute Disney Princess plot and energy here. I couldn’t watch the whole thing. I don’t think it was the actors’ fault.. maybe the production and definitely the script. I actually hated it. Sorry.
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DevourerofWorldsReviewed in the United States on July 6, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Nervous, anxiety ridden female character annoys washed up Han Solo
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It's cute. It's meh. It's not a romantic comedy exactly. This isn't the story of a girl who meets a guy and they fall in love but then he offends her then chases her to the airport to profess that at first it wasn't real but now it is sorry I had a bet with my friends. This is the story of a girl who would become a producer of a TV show and try to turn it around.

Diane Keaton is good. Harrison Ford, god help me I love him, was absolutely terrible. He wasn't playing a grouch. He simply could not act. He wasn't just flat. He whispered every line, had few facial expressions. Suddenly he was Clint Eastwood, but did a worse job. I wish they had cast Clint Eastwood in this role instead. He would have been better.

Rachel McAdams character was so ADD and nervous and jumpy and bouncy and hyper and perky. I think they wanted us to love her adorably quirky adorable ambition and energy. Within 20 minutes, I wanted to someone to put her in a straight jacket and give her sedatives. She wasn't adorably quirky. She was downright annoying as hell. Her good looks help her through that some, but really she plays a nutcase.

I am also torn about the story itself. She's basically going to a morning program and instead of pursuing some noble goal, she's literally trying to take it down to the low road of reality TV to get the ratings she needs to be a success. The entire movie is an indictment of American morning news television. Shame on anyone who watches it.
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Lindsay KerrReviewed in the United States on July 6, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible rhetoric for women
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I love Rachel McAdams. I love Diane Keaton. I love Harrison Ford.

But here is a summary of the movie:
Main Female character: I'm a strong independent women who just needs to be taken seriously! Also I'm gonna hate on another woman and tell her to read a dictionary. Because that's what strong women do.
Main female character's mother: Stop being a idiot, it's embarrassing. When I was supporting you and your dreams, I didn't actually mean it.
Literally every character on the show to main female character: You're ridiculous. Grow up.
Main Male News Anchor: I'm better than everyone. Male privilege means I don't need to respect you.
Dream Job: Come here, we'll take better care of you! You've worked your whole life for this!
Main female character: I'd love to, but Main Male News Anchor just gave me one compliment and now I can't leave him! I just have to sacrifice all of my dreams and ambitions so that I can be surrounded by all these people who treated me like I'm an idiot the whole movie. I love them! Holding myself back for others who don't know my worth is a sacrifice I'm willing to make!
Bimbo woman begins to read the dictionary with a pair of nerd glasses like that's supposed to be inspirational and uplifting.

I liked the first half of the movie until I realized how stupid the ending was going to be.
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