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 (Paul) and Parker (Meryl) did okay with the subject matter. Not great, but okay. For starters, this isn't a cutesy chick-flick where boy meets girl, they fall in love, one of them does something stupid or misreads the other followed by the sweet scene that pulls them back together when they discover they can't live without each other. This is a film that deals with a very broken marriage with some pretty hefty issues. The lack of spark was understandable the first half or so of the film. The issue for me was the quick resolution and some roller coaster emotional backlash. Didn't quite make sense and the challenges faced by the couple kind of sucked the funny potential out of it.
Beyond the relationship issues is a life and death plot and the secondary characters. Neither made the film a must see either. Again there are moments of attention grabbing or humor, but moments of blah to frustrating, too.
The film was pretty clean, with a few curse words and a bit of sexual conversation. Mild stuff for the most part. If you love one or the other of the actors, you will probably want to see it. I'd recommend a Red Box rental before buying. If you need a fun chick-movie, this one could scratch some itches, but again, you might want to give it a rent before buying.
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. … more
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 … more
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, … more
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.
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 … more
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) … more
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.