Friday, April 23, 2010

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009) PG13 - 3 Stars

The movie's cute just not one of my favorite comedies. It has it's moments and a nice romantic and happy ending, I just didn't find myself laughing that much. Sarah Jessica Parker is one of my favorites but this wasn't the role for her. There were times I didn't feel sorry for her at all about her husband having an affair. Her attitude was so whiny and snobbish, it took me a long time to warm up to her instead of wanting to fight and stand up for her. I found myself much more sympathetic with Hugh Grant as even though his character was predictable, it was more enjoyable to listen and make you want to root for. Did the director do that on purpose to force you to take the "cheaters" side?

Meryl Morgan (Sarah Jessica Parker), and Paul (Hugh Grant), are separated as Paul has slipped up and had sex with another woman. Both are top executives and the only way Paul can talk to Meryl is through their personal secretaries Jackie Drake (Elisabeth Moss), and Vincent (Michael Kelly). Paul's been trying to get Meryl to see how truly sorry he is but Meryl refuses to listen. The last thing Merle wants to do is spend time with Paul but as they witness a murder and the killer sees their faces, they only have each other to rely on. They head straight to the feds who place them in a witness protection program located in the small town of Ray, Wyoming. Their gracious host Clay Wheeler (Sam Elliott), along with his wife Emma (Mary Steenburgen), will keep them safe and comfortable till another arrangement can be made. But a few days rest in the country might be just what the doctor ordered to save their failing marriage.

Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, Castle Rock Entertainment, Banter Films, Sony Pictures Releasing
Director: Marc Lawrence
Writer: Marc Lawrence
Producers: Liz Glotzer, Martin Shafer
I viewed 4/10

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