|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Lunch » Tags » Movies » Reviews » Did You Hear About the Morgans? » User review

Did You Hear About the Morgans?

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

< read all 7 reviews

Did You Hear About the Morgans

  • Dec 12, 2010
  • by
Rating:
-4
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.

Sarah Jessica Parker is a horrible actress naturally, and I have come to expect that, but I actually like Hugh Grant. I will always stand by my feelings that like Jim Carrey, the mere presence of a british man can bring up the crappiest of movies to subpar, but this time, it just didn't work. I will also always stand by my opinion that the addition of a British woman can class up most movies (ex. Kate Winslet, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Blunt, and Emma Thompson to an extent). But enough rambling, let's press onwards.

The acting is hokey, but to the credit of the actors (however good or bad they may be), they aren't really given anything juicy to work with. For those of you who have not heard about the morgans, I am very happy for you. Actually, it's about Meryl (Parker) and Paul (Grant) Morgan, a stylish NYC couple on the brink of divorce. They unknowingly witness a murder and Witness Protection Program sends them to Hicktown, USA (the city actually has a name but it's so latent with southern stereotypes that I might as well call it that).

Everything is going well until Meryl stupidly makes a phone call to NYC and the killer traces it and starts down to Hicktown. It's up to Meryl and Paul, along with their hosts (played by Sam Elliot and Mary Steenburgen) to stop the killer. They end up going back to New York and adopting an Asian baby. The story is incredibly unfunny, I mean, I may have gotten a chuckle once or twice, but that's it, and judging by the theatre's reaction, they felt the same way.

If you haven't seen this movie, don't. It's not original, it's poorly acted, it's not funny, it just straight-up sucks. There is virtually nothing salvageable about this movie, no redeeming qualities whatsoever. I actually have no idea why I even watched this movie, but I did, and have this review to show for it. It may appeal to some folks, but Did You Hear About The Morgans is pretty much a forgettable bad rom-com, like all of Sarah Jessica Parker's films. All in all, a crappy movie that just

What did you think of this review?

Helpful
3
Thought-Provoking
3
Fun to Read
3
Well-Organized
3
Post a Comment
December 12, 2010
I haven't heard about them or seen it, sounds like I made the right call.
 
1
More Did You Hear About the Morgans... reviews
review by . August 25, 2010
Been there, seen that
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 …
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) …
About the reviewer

Ranked #135
Member Since: Nov 29, 2010
Last Login: Apr 23, 2012 10:20 PM UTC
Consider the Source

Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.

You
Stephanie_Smith19
Your ratings:
rate more to improve this
About this movie

Wiki

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.

view wiki

Details

Director: Marc Lawrence
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
Runtime: 103 minutes
Studio: Sony Pictures
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists