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Did You Hear About the Morgans?

A 2009 romantic comedy directed by Marc Lawrence starring Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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  • Aug 25, 2010
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When New Yorkers Meryl and Paul Morgan see a murder, they're whisked away to rural Wyoming in the witness protection program. The problem is...besides hating country life, they're on the verge of divorce.

The plot for this comedy was so predictable, I could picture the check list: Squabbling couple, murder, witness protection, rustic hide-out with good folks who become close friends, all leading to a happy ending. It was so corny it was almost insulting. Jessica Sarah Parker is annoying doing her usual stammering, high-strung persona, flipping her hair non-stop and looking like a little girl tottering around in mommy's high heels. The years are finally catching up with Hugh Grant and he's too old to play the constantly blinking, stuttering, empty-headed boy. He's also given the most unbelievably generic dialogue, straight out of every romcom he's done in the last fifteen years - every line was a zinger that fell flat. Even the location was disappointing with New Mexico filling in for Wyoming. On the plus side, Sam Elliot and Mary Steenburgen are wonderful as the strong, silent marshals who protect the Morgans.

Recommended only if you're a devoted fan of the stars, otherwise know that it's a silly comedy that's been done before.
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August 25, 2010
I did think it looked predictable, but I was curious about it because of Sarah Jessica and Hugh Grant:) Thanks for the review!
August 25, 2010
My pleasure!
 
August 25, 2010
Nope, I never heard about this...but thanks to Kona, now I have! Thanks for the review!
 
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review by . December 12, 2010
some spoilers)      I really wish that I had not heard about the morgans. The creators of this film tried to take the fish-out-of-water concept which has been done tons of times to varying degrees of success, and just made it suck. There may have been one or two incidences where I may have giggled, but most of the jokes just flatlined. There was also little to no chemistry between Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker, and just blatant southern stereotypes in place of characters.   …
review by . March 21, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
I'm sure there are some who, for whatever reasons, will connect with this film and love it. More will be moderately amused, perhaps a bit nonplussed, and then promptly forget almost everything about this unmemorable flick. While I can't quite understand the first reaction, and while I can sympathize with the second since it's probably not worth it to get worked up about a movie, in what follows I only want to speak for my own experience, and why I found this film not only bad but obnoxiously so, …
Quick Tip by . September 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Strong performances by Elliot, Steenburgen, and Grant. Parker does put in a good effort. However, the movie does not quite work as the characters are written very 2 dimensionally. No amount of effort from this fine cast can save this movie. Even Grant's charm does not make up for the many short comings of this film. Some of the best parts are when the assistants of Parker's character act like Keystone cops trying to run her office without her there.
review by . February 24, 2010
This film is a solid two-star, middle-of-the-road film. Adequately entertaining, charming and amusing in some spots and predictable and annoying in others.       I viewed it with four twenty-something girls. They all liked it better than I did and thought it was funny and sweet and all thought that the negative reviews were overdone.       The negative reviews I've heard were mostly about the lack of spark between the Morgans, Paul and Meryl. I thought Grant …
review by . March 23, 2010
Director Marc Lawrence's 2009 comedy "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" features the usually sleekly coiffed and fashionably glamored Sarah Jessica Parker as an older and slightly more pinched Carrie Bradshaw of "Sex and the City" fame and her estranged husband, an unfaithful Mr. Big character played by the one time charming Hugh Grant in a vapid cliched romp absolutely devoid of chemistry and badly timed jokes.    In an attempt to discuss their failed marriage, the Morgans sit …
review by . February 24, 2010
This film is a solid three-star, middle-of-the-road film. Adequately entertaining, charming and amusing in some spots and predictable and annoying in others.    I viewed it with four twenty-something girls. They all liked it better than I did and thought it was funny and sweet and all thought that the negative reviews were overdone.    The negative reviews I've heard were mostly about the lack of spark between the Morgans, Paul and Meryl. I thought Grant (Paul) …
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Did You Hear About the Morgans? is a 2009 comedy film written and directed by Marc Lawrence, and starring Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker. The film was released in North America on December 18, 2009 by Columbia Pictures. The film is rated PG-13 for some sexual references and momentary violence by the MPAA.

Did You Hear About the Morgans? follows a highly successful Manhattan couple, Meryl and Paul Morgan (Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant), whose almost-perfect lives have only one notable failure – their dissolving marriage. But the turmoil of their romantic lives is nothing compared to what they are about to experience: they witness a murder and become targets of a contract killer. The Feds, protecting their witnesses, whisk away the Morgans from their beloved New York to a tiny town in Wyoming, and a relationship that was on the rocks threatens to end completely in the Rockies ... unless, in their new BlackBerry-free lives, the Morgans can slow down the pace and rekindle the passion.

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Director: Marc Lawrence
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
Runtime: 103 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures
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