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Becky has been offered her dream job. But her dream may become a nightmare. The legendary Mike Pomeroy the uncooperative anchorman who is about to become her biggest curse. Becky struggles to save her reputation, her job, and the blossoming romance with a fellow producer.
Comedy Romantic - This is a light comedy aimed at an adult audience, especially women.
Fans of Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford will be pleased though fans
of Diane Keaton may be disappointed by her fairly limited role and
screen time. Older viewers are the target. Language and adult
subject matter make the film inappropriate for young kids, who would
not be interested anyhow.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Morning Glory fits into a shrinking category: the old-fashioned, not-too-raunchy, character-based comedy. It's gentle, unforced and, despite its flaws, likeable.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good What the movie has is charm and a light-footed smartness.
USA TodayFull Review Average For all its on-air talent and parody-rich subject matter, Glory's approach is too broad and facile to save it from a brief run.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 99 moviegoers:
TEENS:Very high reviews from the ladies. Three-quarters of them loved it and the rest enjoyed it very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:All the males enjoyed "Morning Glory" very much with most loving it. As the age of the females increases, you'll notice that the reviews get lower. Fortunately, most females in this age group enjoyed it very much, with approximately half loving it. However, there are, unfortunately, quite a few who only rated it average and lower.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are very similar and a little disappointing. They aren't bad reviews, but they also aren't great reviews. About a third, or better, of both males and females, loved "Morning Glory." About another third rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much, but didn't love. The remaining third only rated it average, with a few rating it even lower.
Local news producer Becky Fuller (RACHEL McADAMS) 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
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.