"Morning Glory" (2011) is a movie about local news producer Becky Fuller (Rachel McAdams), who has finally landed her dream job in the big city — taking the reigns of the national morning news show "Daybreak" in New York. However, from day one, the dream threatens to become a nightmare. She's got all the spunk, grit and skills a girl could ever need for success but one huge obstacle stands between Becky and her rise to the top: the legendary Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford), the cranky, cocky, completely uncooperative anchorman who is about to become her biggest curse … and her only hope for turning around the fate of the last-place morning news program in America.

When Becky arrives at "Daybreak," even the network has given up on the desperately downward-trending show, which has a reputation for eating up and spitting out even the most seasoned producers before the sun even rises. Even though she doesn't have any national news experience, Becky is determined that she will be different. Setting in motion a hilarious battle of wits, she decides to try something new: merging the gruff, self-serious style of former evening newsman Pomeroy with the babbling banter and diva-esque confidence of long-time morning host Colleen Peck (Diane Keaton).

It has all the makings of a major disaster — as egos clash and Pomeroy purports to be above doing any weather, celebrity gossip or, heaven forbid, cooking — and soon Becky is struggling to save her reputation, her job, and the blossoming romance with a fellow producer (Patrick Wilson) she thought she'd never find. Yet, the more Becky faces off with the cynical and the jaded, the more she begins to believe in herself, and in the potential for "Daybreak." The result is a smart, sexy comedy about a working girl's first taste of triumph, as she discovers that no matter how impossible the people might seem to be around you… anything is possible if you put your heart into it.

"Morning Glory" is brought to life by a diverse team of filmmakers who share in common a love of vibrant, real-world comedy. Director Roger Michell has directed the run-away hit "Notting Hill"; writer Aline Brosh McKenna penned the acclaimed fashion-world comedy "The Devil Wears Prada"; and producer J.J. Abrams has created many of television's most popular and original shows ("Felicity," "Alias," "Lost," "Fringe") and recently directed a blockbuster new take on the iconic "Star Trek."

"Morning Glory" is produced by Bad Robot. The "Morning Glory" cast includes Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson and Jeff Goldblum. The film is written by Aline Brosh McKenna. The producers are J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk, and the executive producers are Sherryl Clark and Guy Riedel. The behind-the-scenes crew includes director of photography Alwin Küchler, production designer Mark Friedberg, editors Dan Farrell, Nick Moore and Steven Weisberg and costume designer Frank Fleming, with music by David Arnold.


Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 107 mins.
Release Date: November 10, 2010
Tagline: What's the story?
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Production Company: Bad Robot

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