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Did You Hear About The Morgans? (Blu-ray)
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Did You Hear About The Morgans? (Blu-ray)
Advantages: Good acting, good storyline
Disadvantages: Not much comedy, Hugh Grant plays the same character again
Paul and Meryl Morgan are a high-flying careers couple in Manhattan but their marriage is on the brink of divorce when Meryl discovers Paul has had an affair. Paul does everything he can to try to win back his wife but to make matters worse, after an unsuccessful date, the pair witness a murder. Now finding themselves the next target of the killer, the FBI put the Morgans on a witness protection scheme and the couple are sent to a tiny cowboy town in Wyoming and placed in the care of the town's sheriff. Taking on new identities, leaving behind their city ways, picking up the local's way of life as well as escaping from bears is hard enough to do without the added difficulty of spending so much time in the company of someone you'd rather not be around. But being pushed together in such a terrifying situation may just force the Morgans into seeing the errors of their ways.
~ Cast ~
Paul Morgan - Hugh Grant
Meryl Morgan - Sarah Jessica Parker
Vincent - Michael Kelly
Clay Wheeler - Sam Elliott
Emma Wheeler - Mary Steenburgen
Adam Feller - Jesse Liebman
Jackie Drake - Elisabeth Moss
Hugh Grant always plays these sorts of parts as it's what he does best, being the nice guy who always ends up doing something wrong and who brings some comedy to his character. He plays it just the same in this and just as well as he does all his other roles although this same character can get a little tiring at times. Sarah Jessica Parker plays his wife well and you can see throughout the film that, although Paul hurt her, it's obvious that she still loves him. I think the pair are extremely well suited to play a high-flying and career-minded couple in the city. They both look smart and have that air of sophistication about them and I can see neither one of them being able to adapt well to living in the mountains.
This isn't a hilarious comedy and it won't have you in stitches like a lot of rom-coms do but there are still a fair few comical moments throughout. I would have liked a bit more comedy really but, as I said, Hugh Grant tends to play these roles in films that are funny but not that funny. The main genre of the film is romance and the relationship that the Morgans are trying to get back on track despite the many troubles they have in their marriage. It turns out to be a pretty sappy film and I don't think too many guys will enjoy this very much.
It's a very predictable film and from the trailers alone it's obvious what will happen at the end. The whole thing was quite a believable story actually until right near the end when all the problems were fixed and the entire scene at the festival was just so cheesy. It did end nicely and left me with a smile on my face but the cheesiness of the festival scene just wasn't necessary and it felt like they'd just dumped in a slightly slapstick moment just for the comedy effect.
I did enjoy watching this but generally it was just an average film and not funny enough to warrant that many laughs.
Running time: 103 mins
Certificate rating: PG
Director: Marc Lawrence
Summary: An average rom-com but not so much com
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