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Rating: PG-13 for some sexual references and momentary violence.
Plot: Romantic-comedy regulars Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker finally unite in this fish-out-of-water laugher. The actors play Paul and Meryl Morgan, a Manhattan couple whose marriage is in danger.The actors play Paul and Meryl Morgan, a Manhattan couple whose marriage is in danger. But it turns out all they may need is a change of scenery: when the Morgans witness a murder and are sent by the government to small-town Wyoming to hide from the killers, their marriage shows signs of recovery. DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS?
Director: Marc Lawrence
Running Time: 1:40
Kate says – 2 1/2 stars “Did You Hear About the Morgans? is an unremarkable piece of fluff. A pleasant enough way to spend a few hours, but I’m guessing by tomorrow I will have practically no recall of the movie. Thank goodness for Hugh Grant playing the standard goofy, self-effacing character he always plays.That at least adds a bit of wit and charm to the movie. Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker are a mismatched couple, however, with little on screen chemistry.”
Ebert says:1 1/2 stars “What possible reason was there for anyone to make “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” Or should I say “remake,” because this movie has been made and over and over again, and oh, so much better. “ (read full review)
NY Times (Stephen Holden) says – 2 stars ” There are barely enough titter-worthy one-liners in Marc Lawrence’s good-natured romantic comedy “Did You Hear About the Morgans?” to prevent it from sinking under the weight of its clichés.” (read full review)
Associated Press (Glenn Whipp) says – 2 stars “Did you hear about the Morgans? If so, you might wish you hadn’t. This bland fish-out-of-water comedy is unremarkable in every aspect, unless you’re one of them thar city slickers who thinks the idea that Sarah Jessica Parker trading in her Jimmy Choos for a pair of cowboy boots amounts to an act of cultural treason.” (read full review)
Rotten Tomatoes says – 9% “Consensus: It gets a certain amount of mileage out of the inherent likability of its stars, but with an unfunny script and a lack of onscreen chemistry, Did You Hear About the Morgans? falls flat.”
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