Rachel McAdams Gets Positive Reviews for ‘Morning Glory’

November 13, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015
Rachel McAdams attends the New York Premiere of 'Morning Glory' at Ziegfeld Theatre on November 7, 2010 in New York City.  (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Rachel McAdams attends the New York Premiere of 'Morning Glory' at Ziegfeld Theatre on November 7, 2010 in New York City. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Rachel McAdams, the Canadian actress, is winning accolades for her role in Morning Glory, which opened at fifth place in the North American box-office this weekend.

McAdams, 31, plays Becky Fuller, a rookie television producer who tries to bring together two clashing co-hosts on a has-been morning show called Daybreak. Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton play the feuding anchors.


Morning Glory received mixed reviews from critics. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the movie got a 6 out of 10 rating, describing the plotline as "inconsistent and derivative" but "lifted by affable performances from its impeccable cast."

McAdams had a breakout role in the 2004 hit Mean Girls. More recently, in 2009, she played Irene Adler in Sherlock Holmes and the part of Clare Abshire in the titular role of The Time Traveler's Wife opposite Eric Bana.

In the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, she received a nomination for the Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi award for her role in The Time Traveler's Wife, but lost out to Zoe Saldana for her role in Avatar.