Box art for Morning Glory

Morning Glory

comedy, drama, romance

For Becky running a TV show in New York City was the big break she dreamed ofuntil star co-anchors Mike and Colleen declare an all-out, on-air war.

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common sense

ON for kids age 14
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
2 out of 5
1 out of 5

Workplace comedy is winning but predictable; OK for teens.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this workplace comedy -- which co-stars Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, and Diane Keaton -- is formulaic, but it's also surprisingly earnest and full of heart. Though some of the characters are self-centered and surly, the movie ultimately has positive messages about the value of hard work and authenticity. Expect some making out and a few sexual innuendoes, a fair bit of swearing (including "f--k"), some drinking and cigar smoking, and disheartening bitterness from some of the more hardened characters.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's messages about the media itself. What is it saying about the importance of entertainment vs. news? What about morning shows?
  • Is Becky a positive role model? Why or why not? What about the other characters?
  • What keeps Becky going despite all of the setbacks she encounters? Does her attitude work for her?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 20
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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Precious little rings true.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rotten: Everything in this movie, written by Aline Brosh McKenna and directed by Roger Michell, seems way off.

- David Denby, New Yorker, Monday, November 22, 2010

Rotten: Morning Glory isn't terrible. It has a lot of craft, a lot of star power, and a fair number of laughs. What irks me is that the filmmakers settle for so little.

- David Edelstein, New York Magazine, Thursday, November 11, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

I liked it, didn't love it. One of the better not-totally-generic-but-still-totally predictable rom-com in recent years.

- kenstachnik, Saturday, March 17, 2012

2 stars

Not an out and out entertainer, this one's a watchable comedy.

- imrealgod, Monday, January 16, 2012

2 stars

Got pretty boring pretty fast. Harrison Ford is pretty annoying.

- flutieman07, Sunday, December 18, 2011