Morning Glory


Morning Glory

Written by 
Aline Brosh McKenna

Director Roger Michell
Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton

Category    Employee Wellness/ Life Balance,Job Satisfaction,Talent Management,Women      


Paramount Pictures



Language English
107 min

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"Morning Glory" is a 2010 comedy starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson and Jeff Goldblum, set In the dysfunctional but hilarious world of morning television.

When the young and hardworking TV producer Becky Fuller (McAdams) is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bad as her non-existent love life.

Stumbling into a job at "Daybreak" (the last-place national morning news show), Becky takes control, deciding to revitalize the show. She makes drastic changes from day 1, starting with firing the programme's pervert, the male host and replaces him with legendary TV news anchor Mike Pomeroy (Ford). Pomeroy considers morning show light news like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts beneath him and refuses to work with co-host, Colleen Peck (Keaton), a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality. The two show hosts clash, not only behind the scenes, but also, quite unprofessionally on air too, while Becky gets romantically involved with fellow producer Adam Bennett (Wilson). Soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself, trying to keep ratings up while at the same time keeping the hosts happy and balancing work with her personal life.

This film touches on a number of HR issues, from sexual harassment, talent management, employee loyalty and work-life balance and gives endless examples of how to do things right in the workplace.

In the end, our heroine manages not only to save the show but to also get headhunted by a bigger and more important TV channel. Given the opportunity to fast-track her career Becky realises that she has finally turned Pomeroy around and decides that loyalty is more important than career progression so she does not accept the new job, finding contentment in what she managed to accomplish.

Contributed by: Kiki Kallis