Morning Glory

Synopsis: Becky (Rachel McAdams) is a hard-working morning TV show producer, or at least she was until she got fired. Desperate to get a job, she finally gets an interview with Jerry (Jeff Goldblum) - who is desperate to hire a producer for the struggling show "Daybreak". Becky accepts the job and it proves to be more difficult than even she might be able to handle. She has to fire the sexist co-host, then try to convince egotistical news reporter, Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford), to take the job, and then try and get him to actually do the job, properly. And she has to do this while falling for handsome Adam (Patrick Wilson), and trying to save the show from plummeting ratings. Will Becky be able to hold on to her dream job and her sanity?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Roger Michell
Production: Paramount Studios
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

What is that?

We thought you might need this.

That better not be a box of condoms

again and I didn't even use the old one.

No, you're gonna use this.

Oh, my God.

- Congratulations.

- Congrats.

That's so sweet.

Becky, we have to let you go.

I'm really sorry about this, kiddo.

Corporate wants us

to reduce our overhead.

We're having to make big cuts and they

want me to hire a senior producer

with more business experience to

manage the contraction of the show.

But wait a second. You told them

you can't do that, right?

Because I... I've been here so long

and I've worked so hard.

His name is Chip.

He's... Chip starts Monday.

He has an M.B.A. And

a journalism degree from Columbia.

They're grooming him to run

the whole station in a few years.

In the meantime, I can't afford

to keep you both.

- Becky, look, I'm really...

- Oh, shit.

Oh, shit. Shit, shit, shit.


Becky, I... I'm so sorry.

I'm so, so sorry.

- I fought them as hard as I could.

- There's lots of terrific

opportunities out there, you know?

I mean, look at Chip. He got one.

So maybe this is just the push

I need, you know?

So it can get me to the next level,

maybe even to a network or...

- Yeah.

- I mean, it's not like

it's my whole life.

It's only work, right?

Did you get any severance?

There were some budgetary cuts

last year,

so they weren't really offering.

But I have feelers out. Lots.

- Yeah, great.

- Honey, you think the Today show

is gonna call you up and hand you a job,

you have since you were eight,

- and it's not gonna happen.

- I don't, I know that, I do, I get it.

This is partly my fault. I...

I let your father get your hopes up.

He was not a happy person,

let's face it.

When he saw you aim high, he started

to feel better about himself,

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Aline Brosh McKenna

Aline Brosh McKenna (born August 2, 1967) is a French-born American screenwriter and producer. She is known for writing The Devil Wears Prada (2006), 27 Dresses (2008), Morning Glory (2010) and We Bought a Zoo (2011), and for co-creating The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. more…

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