When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller (played by Rachel 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 (played by Harrison 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 (played by Diane 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 begins to unravel – and soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself.
Morning Glory received mixed reviews from the movie critics.
“[McAdams's] Adorability Quotient is off the charts. If being ingratiating is a crime, she’d be shot at sunrise. But this good nature doesn’t seem forced.” -Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
“Everyone involved here is operating well below his or her skill level.” -Eric D. Snider, Film.com
“McAdams’ performance is worth the price of admission, but a resolution as satisfying as her work is not to be found.” -Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Check out the Morning Glory movie trailer below.
Morning Glory is rated PG 13 for sexual content including dialogue, language and brief drug references.
Check out photos from the Morning Glory movie premiere.
- Six Clips from MORNING GLORY Starring Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford (collider.com)
- Rachel McAdams Says Working With Harrison Ford Was ‘Intimidating’ (omg.yahoo.com)
- Rachel McAdams Sizzles At ‘Morning Glory’ Premiere (socialitelife.com)
- Behind the Scenes with Rachel Adams in Morning Glory (screenhead.com)