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Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)

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  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 18 December 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:103 min
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  • IMDb page: Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)
  • Rate: 4.5/10 total 15,360 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Release Date: 18 December 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: USA:103 min
  • Filming Location: Galisteo, New Mexico, USA
  • Budget: $58,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $29,580,087(USA)(24 January 2010)
  • Director: Marc Lawrence
  • Stars: Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker and Sam Elliott
  • Original Music By: Theodore Shapiro   
  • Soundtrack: True Love Ways
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Witness | Wyoming | Witness Protection | FBI | Murder

Writing Credits By:

  • Marc Lawrence (written by)

Known Trivia

  • The 35mm print was sent to theaters code titled “High Stakes”.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker’s character’s wedding vows to Hugh Grant’s character (“Let me not to the marriage of true minds…”) are taken from William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116, published in 1609.

Goofs: Continuity: In the first part of the movie with day time scenes of Manhattan, the Twin Towers are gone. They return in the nighttime scenes at the end of the movie.

Plot: In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program. Full summary »  »

Story: Meryl and Paul Morgan have separated since his infidelity. He's a Manhattan lawyer, seeking forgiveness. She's moved on, focusing on real estate sales. As he walks her to an appointment one evening, pleading his case, they witness a murder; the murderer sees them. The FBI wants them in witness protection until the killer is caught. He's already hunting them. The FBI sends them to Ray, Wyoming, a tiny ranch town, where they stay with the aging sheriff and his gun-toting wife (who's his deputy). Meryl and Paul must sort out their relationship while their New York ways bump up against those of the West. Meantime, Meryl knows two things that Paul doesn't.Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>  

Synopsis

Synopsis: With scenes of Manhattan, we hear a man leaving a message on the answering machine of Meryl Morgan (Sarah Jessica Parker). He says it is Paul (Hugh Grant) calling, and thought of her today, as it was the 3 month anniversary of their separation. He says he saw her on the cover of the New Yorker magazine, and what a great success shes made herself as a realtor and her office. The machine stops, and hes run out of time. Paul calls back, and tells her he regrets what he did, and asks if she is getting the gifts he has been sending. The machine shuts off, and once again, he calls back to finish leaving his message. He says he misses her.

Meryl Morgan is a speaker at a formal dinner and fundraiser for charity, and while giving her speech at the podium, she sees Paul in the back, and gets very flustered, and cant follow her notes. She ad-libs, and finishes. They go outside, and Paul tells her he wants to talk, which is a switch, as he never wanted to before. They both have assistants following them, and they find an opening in the schedules, so the two can meet for dinner. After the dinner, they decide to walk home together and talk. It begins to rain, and he apologizes profusely for sleeping with someone else. Before they can resolve anything, they arrive at the address of her clients home, where she is scheduled for a showing. She looks up, and he is on the terrace in the rain, with no umbrella. Then he moves forward, and falls over the balcony to the ground, dead, with a knife in his back. The killer is behind him, and has a gun in his hand. He clearly sees them staring up at him, and they run, and escape. They are now witnesses to the murder. The police come and tell them the man killed was an international arms dealer. The go home, each to their own place, with a police guard.

The next morning, the killer sees a store window with a large version of the New Yorker magazine, and sees Meryl Morgan on it; now he knows her name and where she works. The killer comes to Meryls apartment, disguised as a cop, and shoots the guard outside her door. She screams, and opens the door when she hears the gunshot, see the killer, and then slams the door and locks it. He shoots the lock and breaks sown the door, as Meryl climbs out on the balcony. She is safe, and the real police come, and so does Paul. The police tell them that he is a professional killer and wont stop coming after them, so they have to go into hiding in the Witness Relocation Program, until he is caught. They both balk at this, but eventually realize they have no choice. They board a private jet, and take off. Once in the air, the police tell them they are going into hiding in Wyoming. Their cover will be that Meryl is the cousin of Marshall Clay Wheeler, and visiting from Chicago. Meryl explains that they are separated, and dont ant to go into hiding together. The police say that for now, they have to, but they will arrange different spots for them at a permanent site. For a week or so, they will be together in Wyoming.

They land in Cody, Wyoming at night, and are met at the airport by Clay (Sam Elliott). He wears a cowboy hat, and has a white moustache, and looks very much like a cowboy. Meryl is chilly, and he agrees to take them into town to the Bargain Barn for some shopping. It is like a Costco, and Meryl and Paul are amazed at the quantities and low prices. Paul is interested in the aerosol cans of bear repellant he sees, and buys several. At the store, they meet Clays wife, Emma (Mary Steenburgen), who is buying a rifle.

Clay tells them they are in seclusion at his place which is several miles outside the small town of Ray. They need to stay on the grounds there, as much as possible, to not raise suspicions. There is just one spare bedroom, and Meryl lets Paul have it. They are told that the computer and phone both have a code on them, so they cannot use either unless they have permission and the code. She sleeps on the sofa.

Back in NYC, the killer comes to Meryls real estate office, saying he is in the market to buy a property and wants to work with Meryl. Meryls assistant, Jackie (Elisabeth Moss), tells him she is away, but will call when she returns. When she isnt looking, he puts a bug under the desk, and slips one into her purse.

In the morning, Emma has made a big western breakfast, which Paul eats, but Emma wont, as shes a vegetarian. They decide to go for a run. Meryl worries that they might never get back to New York, and Paul tells her to just imagine this is a much-needed vacation. When they return to the cabin, a bear comes near Paul and they panic. Meryl is in the cabin, and reads the information from the bear repellant to Paul. It says to speak in a soft monotone to the bear, and avoid eye contact. When this doesnt work, he runs toward the cabin; Meryl sprays the bear repellant out the door, and gets Paul in the eyes before she can spray the bear. The bear leaves, and Pauls eyes are sore. They take him to the doctor in town. When Paul and the doctor are in the examination room, Meryl sneaks the phone and leaves a message for the adoption agency she was using in New York, and says that circumstances have changed and she might not be in a position to adopt.

She tells this to Paul late, and he is surprised she did this after they were separated. She explains that when they couldnt conceive, she was disappointed he didnt mention adopting. Paul responds by reminding her it was originally his idea to adopt. But, she got so crazed and wired with all the infertility treatments and hormone injections, and that he couldnt talk to her anymore. They talked about his affair-he cheated once, when he was in LA on a business trip. He apologizes again.

The assistants in New York are going crazy trying to run things at both offices without either Paul or Meryl. As they talk, Jackie tells Pauls assistant, Adam (Jesse Liebman) that she had a call from the adoption agency, and she has Meryls phone number from her. The killer gets the phone number from his bugging devices, and starts to find the Morgans in Wyoming.

While in Wyoming, Clay and Emma take the Morgans horseback riding, and then for shooting lessons. Meryl does well shooting a tin can, but Paul misses, and bruises his shoulder from the rifle. When they go back to the doctor again, he asks Meryl for her assistance in selling his mothers home. She looks at a photo of the house, makes some suggestions and agrees to help. She spiffs up the exterior and talks it up to a prospective buyer, and Paul is impressed. He asks her out on a date, and she says yes.

He takes her to the only restaurant in town, Annettes. They have a nice dinner, and when they leave, they see the doctor, and he tells them they can take his truck and drive themselves home. They get lost, and pull over to talk about their relationship. Then they head home. Next morning, they go jogging again, and run through town. By now, they know several people who greet them as they run past. They enjoy a round of Bingo with the town folk, and win $15.

At night, Meryl calls Paul outside; he goes and she shows him all the stars as it is a clear night. They are amazed at how many they can see compared to New York. Meryl quotes Shakespeare, and reminds him it was her wedding vows to him. She asks if he remembers his, and he recites them perfectly. She asks what came next and he couldnt remember. She says, You may kiss the bride and he says Thats right, and then she repeats.You may KISS THE BRIDE and he finally understands, and kisses her out under the starry sky. He carries her inside, and back to his room.

In the morning, they receive the information that they have 2 days until their permanent, separate sites are ready, and they still havent caught the killer. They talk some more, about wanting children and if they’d be good parents.

Meryl needs to talk to Emma but she isnt there, so she talks to Clay. She tells him that while they were separated, she slept with one man, and wants to know what to do. While milking the cows, he says to be gentle, and she agrees. At the Rodeo Dance that night, she tells Paul she doesnt want to go to a separate site; she wants to go with him. He is thrilled, and then she tells him she slept with another man. He leaves the dance, hurt. She follows and tries to explain, but he is too upset to listen, and tells her she probably just did it for revenge. This makes Meryl furious, and they argue.

In the morning, they are both crabby and mad, and decide not to go to the Rodeo with Emma and Clay. They both pack since they are supposed to leave for the new location, and Paul decided to keep the bear repellant spray in his pocket. The killer drives up, and when he walks across the property, the bear comes after him. He takes a shot, and Meryl and Paul hear it. They look and recognize the killer. They lock the doors and Meryl tries to shoot him. The rifle only held 2 shots, so when it was empty, they run out the back and get on the horse and ride off. They ride to the Rodeo, and look for Clay for help. He is announcing the event, and the killer is looking for them in the stands. They grab the 2-person steer costume, and Meryl is the head and Paul is the back end. She sneezes and the real bull hears, and charges. It knocks them down and Paul is worried Meryl was hurt, but shes ok. He chases after the killer and tries to spray his face with bear repellant, but mistakenly sprays his own face. The killer ahs his gun on Paul, but the Emma, and many townsfolk also surround them with their guns, and then Clay flings a horseshoe at the killer, hitting him in the head. He is arrested and taken away. Meryl tells Paul that she can’t believe he risked his life for her and that she trusts him and loves and forgives him and they kiss.

Six months later, we see Meryl and Paul getting off a plane in New York, and they are carrying a tiny Chinese baby, which they have just adopted. They take the baby to their new apartment, and decide to name her Rae, after the city in Wyoming, but with a different spelling. Meryl holds Rae up to see the beautiful view and turns, and we see she is visibly pregnant. Paul remarks, that there isnt a more beautiful view, as he looks at his wife and daughter. Then he says he hopes the next baby comes out Chinese, too, and they smile.

 

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Liz Glotzer known as producer
  • Anthony Katagas known as executive producer
  • Ryan Kavanaugh known as executive producer
  • Adam Milano known as producer
  • Martin Shafer known as producer
  • Melissa Wells known as co-producer
  • Sara Woodhatch known as associate producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Hugh Grant known as Paul Morgan
  • Sarah Jessica Parker known as Meryl Morgan
  • Natalia Klimas known as Monique Rabelais
  • Vincenzo Amato known as Girard Rabelais
  • Jesse Liebman known as Adam Feller
  • Elisabeth Moss known as Jackie Drake
  • Michael Kelly known as Vincent
  • Seth Gilliam known as U.S. Marshal Lasky
  • Sándor Técsy known as Anton Forenski (as Sandor Tecsy)
  • Kevin Brown known as U.S. Marshal Henderson
  • Steven Boyer known as U.S. Marshal Ferber
  • Sharon Wilkins known as U.S. Marshal King
  • Sam Elliott known as Clay Wheeler
  • Mary Steenburgen known as Emma Wheeler
  • Kim Shaw known as Nurse Kelly
  • David Call known as Doc D. Simmons
  • Dana Ivey known as Trish Pinger
  • Wilford Brimley known as Earl Granger
  • Gracie Lawrence known as Lucy Granger (as Gracie Bea Lawrence)
  • Beth Fowler known as Ma Simmons
  • Christopher Atwood known as U.S. Marshal at Rodeo
  • Bobbie Bates known as Dancer
  • Carol J. Connors known as Dancer
  • Brad Dulin known as Dancer
  • Laura Fremont known as Dancer
  • Michael Higgins known as Dancer
  • Brent Keast known as Dancer
  • Anthony Marciona known as Dancer
  • Sarah Mitchell known as Dancer
  • Mandy Moore known as Dancer (as Mandy Jo Moore)
  • Chris Moss known as Dancer
  • Nikole Smith known as Dancer
  • Carey Ysais known as Dancer
  • Skippy D known as Cowboy
  • Hristo Hristov known as Wilson
  • Naeem Uzimann known as Limousine Driver
  • George Aloi known as Benefit Attendee (uncredited)
  • James P. Anderson known as Wyoming Shopping Cowboy (uncredited)
  • Audra Blaser known as Fleishman (uncredited)
  • Robert Anthony Brass known as Rodeo Cowboy (uncredited)
  • Chad Brummett known as Tim (uncredited)
  • Eriks Chase known as Rodeo Dancer (uncredited)
  • Peter Conboy known as Cowboy (uncredited)
  • Deville Dalton known as Rodeo Arena Personnel (uncredited)
  • Chad DeGroot known as Tom (uncredited)
  • Maria Diaz known as Benefit Attendee (uncredited)
  • Cindy Engle known as Banquet Guest (uncredited)
  • Robert Feeley known as Tire Guy (uncredited)
  • Stephen Felt known as Party Attendee (uncredited)
  • Evelyn Foss known as Rodeo Arena Personnel (uncredited)
  • Storm Garner known as Columbia Law Student (uncredited)
  • Ronald E. Giles known as Limping Store Employee (uncredited)
  • Robert Nathan Gleason known as Hunter (uncredited)
  • John Greff known as Wealthy Attendee at Benefit Party (uncredited)
  • Billy Griffith known as Forenski's Bodyguard (uncredited)
  • Pamela Guthrie known as Shopper (uncredited)
  • Henry Herman known as Jack (uncredited)
  • Nancy Ann Hibbs known as Rodeo Arena Personnel (uncredited)
  • Elwood L. Hoyt known as Mr. Greenshirt (uncredited)
  • Ann-Marie Jordan known as The Benefit Greeter (uncredited)
  • William James Kelly known as Gala Fundraiser Attendee (uncredited)
  • Richard Kimberley known as Rodeo Cowboy (uncredited)
  • Ashley Klein known as Law Student (uncredited)
  • Daniel Knight known as FBI Agent in Charge (uncredited)
  • Aaron Kreltszheim known as Rodeo Cowboy (uncredited)
  • Lana Lasater known as Rodeo Dancer / Cowgirl (uncredited)
  • Frosty Lawson known as Affluent Fundraiser (uncredited)
  • John McTasney known as Rodeo Cowboy (uncredited)
  • John Mitchell known as Party Attendee (uncredited)
  • J. T. O'Connor known as New Yorker (uncredited)
  • Adam Owens known as Rodeo Ticket Booth Attendant (uncredited)
  • Breanna Perera known as Rodeo Fan (uncredited)
  • Chris Ranney known as US Marshal (uncredited)
  • Fred Resler known as Rodeo Arena Personnel (uncredited)
  • J. Santiago known as Diner at Daniel Restaurant (uncredited)
  • Marcie Shaw known as Rodeo Cowgirl (uncredited)
  • Steve Shaw known as Rodeo Cowboy (uncredited)
  • J. Nathan Simmons known as Hunter (uncredited)
  • Andy Sinatra known as Banquet Guest (uncredited)
  • Edward Sipler known as Rodeo Cowboy (uncredited)
  • Paul Thornton known as Shopper (uncredited)
  • Mark Vincent known as Pilot / Captain (uncredited)
  • Z. Ray Wakeman known as Wyoming Rancher (uncredited)
  • Blake Williams known as Rodeo Cowboy (uncredited)
  • Rob Yang known as Jake (uncredited)

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Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Georgia Allen known as assistant makeup artist
  • Gretchen Bright known as key makeup artist
  • Svetlana Britt known as makeup artist
  • Judy Chin known as personal makeup artist: Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Sunday Englis known as key makeup artist
  • Patricia Grande known as key hair stylist
  • Vanessa Jaramillo known as makeup artist
  • Michelle Johnson known as personal hair stylist: Hugh Grant
  • Liz Lash known as assistant makeup artist
  • Mandy Lyons known as personal hairstylist: Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Sylvia Malangone Cappelli known as makeup artist
  • Yvette Meely known as assistant hair stylist
  • Ashlynne Padilla known as assistant makeup artist
  • Björn Rehbein known as effects makeup artist
  • Nuria Sitja known as makeup department head
  • Sheila Trujillo known as makeup artist
  • Carla White known as personal makeup artist: Hugh Grant

Art Department:

  • Joseph A. Alfieri Jr. known as construction coordinator: reshoots
  • Tamar Barnoon known as set decoration assistant
  • Lou Boggs known as propmaker
  • Jason Brown known as second set dresser
  • Bill Capucilli known as carpenter
  • Dominick Cocuzzo known as construction grip
  • Pat Cocuzzo known as best boy construction grip
  • Michael Curry Jr. known as carpenter
  • Michael Cycan known as carpenter
  • Greg Davidson known as set dresser
  • Robert DiGrigoli known as carpenter foreman
  • Brendan Ferrer known as art department assistant
  • Mark Gadbury known as propmaker
  • Bobbi Jo Gonzales known as props
  • Alex Gorodetsky known as chargeman scenic artist
  • Bruce Lee Gross known as leadman
  • Paul Harman known as set painter
  • Jay Hendrickx known as camera scenic artist
  • Kevin Herlihy known as carpenter
  • Michael Herlihy known as construction coordinator
  • T.W. John House known as construction grip
  • Ester Kim known as set dresser
  • Kimberley Lieber known as set dresser
  • Johnny Long known as key greens
  • Roberta Marquez Seret known as art department coordinator
  • Ann Miller known as property master
  • Victor Morales known as scenic artist
  • Quang Nguyen known as scenic foreperson
  • Elaine O'Donnell known as assistant set decorator: New Mexico
  • Chris Painter known as set dresser
  • Kevin L. Raper known as graphic designer
  • Malcolm Reid known as key carpenter
  • Courtney Schmidt known as props
  • Liv Selinger known as leadman: New Mexico
  • Karl Shefelman known as storyboard artist
  • Nithya Shrinivasan known as assistant art director
  • David Silber known as carpenter
  • Marcia C. Suter known as scenic artist
  • Bryan Tonkin known as key construction grip
  • Robert Vaccariello known as carpenter
  • Ginny Walsh known as greens foreman
  • Christopher Weiser known as scenic artist
  • James Whelan known as set dresser
  • Charlie Whitney known as carpenter
  • Cisco Whitson-Brown known as set painter
  • Ayla Wilder known as key art department production assistant
  • Ben Zeller known as construction coordinator
  • Zach Selter known as set dresser: re-shoot (uncredited)

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Company

Production Companies:

  • Columbia Pictures (presents)
  • Relativity Media (in association with)
  • Castle Rock Entertainment
  • Banter

Other Companies:

  • David Haddad  transportation equipment
  • Filmtools  expendables
  • Haddad's  transportation equipment
  • Klass Security and Investigations  film security
  • Movie Movers  star trailers
  • Pictorvision  aerial camera system provided by
  • SLx – Rentals & Sales  camera equipment provided by
  • SLx – Rentals & Sales  panther dolly by
  • Scarlet Letters  end titles
  • Tomkats Catering  catering
  • Trevanna Post  post-production accounting
  • Vantage Film  HAWK anamorphic lenses provided by

Distributors:

  • Audio Visual Entertainment (2010) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Columbia Pictures (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal (2009) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment (2010) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2010) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2010) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2010) (France) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2010) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2010) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • RTL Entertainment (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (RTL4)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Brazil) (DVD) (Blu-Ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Greece) (DVD) (blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (USA) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2010) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Brainstorm Digital

Visual Effects by:

  • Glenn Allen known as visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
  • Justin Ball known as visual effects supervisor: brainstorm digital
  • Matthew Conner known as matte painter/compositor
  • J. John Corbett known as compositor
  • Molle DeBartolo known as digital restoration artist
  • Richard Friedlander known as visual effects producer: Brainstorm Digital
  • Randy Little known as compositor
  • Chris MacKenzie known as smoke artist
  • John Mangia known as digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital
  • Iain Marcks known as digital imaging technician: Deluxe New York (as Iain Stasukevich)
  • Jonathan Podwil known as rotoscope artist
  • Michael Queen known as rotoscope artist
  • Guillaume Renberg known as motion control operator
  • Chris 'Pinkus' Wesselman known as digital compositor: Brainstorm Digital
  • Jun Zhang known as digital compositor

Release Date:

  • USA 18 December 2009
  • Australia 26 December 2009
  • Malaysia 31 December 2009
  • Thailand 31 December 2009
  • Ireland 1 January 2010
  • UK 1 January 2010
  • Denmark 7 January 2010
  • Germany 7 January 2010
  • Greece 7 January 2010
  • Portugal 7 January 2010
  • Singapore 7 January 2010
  • Switzerland 7 January 2010 (German speaking region)
  • Austria 8 January 2010
  • Spain 8 January 2010
  • Sweden 8 January 2010
  • Malta 13 January 2010
  • Switzerland 13 January 2010 (French speaking region)
  • Hungary 14 January 2010
  • Mexico 15 January 2010
  • Romania 15 January 2010
  • France 20 January 2010
  • Netherlands 21 January 2010
  • Turkey 22 January 2010
  • Belgium 27 January 2010
  • Egypt 27 January 2010
  • Kuwait 28 January 2010
  • South Korea 28 January 2010
  • Norway 29 January 2010
  • Philippines 3 February 2010
  • Estonia 5 February 2010
  • Finland 5 February 2010
  • Kazakhstan 5 February 2010
  • Slovenia 11 February 2010
  • Venezuela 12 February 2010
  • Israel 18 February 2010
  • Russia 18 February 2010
  • Italy 26 February 2010
  • Uruguay 26 February 2010
  • Poland 5 March 2010
  • Argentina 11 March 2010
  • Japan 12 March 2010
  • Peru 18 March 2010
  • Brazil 26 March 2010
  • Panama 23 April 2010

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for some sexual references and momentary violence

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database


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10 Comments

  1. burnproof from london
    30 Mar 2012, 3:06 am

    I attended the London movie premiere for this on Tuesday and there isalways one BIG PROBLEM about premieres… if the movie is bad you can'tleave. I realised very early on in this movie that I had a BIG PROBLEM.

    Getting through this movie and hearing other people chuckle politely atthe jokes just so as not to offend SJP and HG made the atmosphereunbearable. The storyline was terrible, the dialogue was predictableand the characters were as if plucked straight from other movies: HGwas Charles from 'Four Weddings', Sam Elliot was Virgil from'Tombstone', Mary Steenburgen was Clara from 'Back to the Future 3' andSJP was Paula from 'Failure to Launch'… and you spend the entiremovie thinking about how much better all of those other movies were!

    When this ended, I thought to myself "Why has this been made at all?"and then it dawned upon me… MARKETING PLOY. SJP has SATC 2 coming outnext year and needs to get back into the public eye just before thatand HG needs to help his Ex (Liz) raise awareness for her charity. Thismovie will get them some column inches in magazine and some exposure onthe Internet. It makes perfect sense now…

    PRO: I smiled at the last joke in the movie. CON: I only smiled at thelast joke in the movie

  2. pertinaciousbreath from America
    30 Mar 2012, 3:06 am

    Ever sat through a movie wondering to yourself "how does crap like thisget made?" Well, Did You Hear About the Morgans makes those movies lookgood. The first word that came to mind when my daughter asked what Ithought was "excruciating". I can NOT believe the same person wrote TwoWeeks Notice and Music and Lyrics. Did he lose a bet?

    And Hugh Grant…what to say? He acted like a man being held at ransom,trying to convey a desperate plea for help. I expected to see a "Helpme" sign taped to his back every time he turned around. His performancewas forced and there was literally no chemistry whatsoever between himand Sarah Jessica Parker. The plot, the dialog, the storyarc…literally everything in the movie was a poorly executed cliché.The witness protection plan? Seriously? This is 2009 and not 1986,right?

    As a die hard Hugh Grant fan, my only hope is he made this movie toplease some big studio boss in order to get his own screenplay (abouthis war hero grandfather) made. If so, it had better be good…it'sgoing to take nothing short of another Saving Private Ryan to saveGrant's reputation after this stinker of a movie.

  3. from Miami, Florida
    30 Mar 2012, 3:06 am

    My husband and I just got back from seeing "Did You Hear About TheMorgans" and it was a cute movie but very predictable. Hugh Grant'sacting is almost painful to watch. I had read somewhere that heactually doesn't like acting and it appears that way in this film.Sarah Jessica Parker acts the same way she does in Sex And The City.She isn't much for characterization. Sam Elliott and Mary Steenbergerhave smaller parts but they are the best thing about this movie. Bothare superb actors and don't "overact" or "overdramatize" their parts.Overall it is a cute date movie and it's worth seeing but I can't giveit more than four stars. It is just another cookie cutter type romanticcomedy that Hollywood is cranking out these days. You can actuallypredict some of the dialogue.

  4. eric1 from Montreal, Canada
    30 Mar 2012, 3:06 am

    The trailer editor of the movie is amazing, he fouled me into thinkingthis is an unoriginal but funny holiday comedy. Actually, the movie isnot funny at all, I've never smiled once during the whole séance.Thepace was too slow, it can be easily cut off 30 minutes. All the gigsare old and not funny. The two about bear and horse are OK, but eventhose two are not funny in the movie with bad begin or end lines. Themovie is so bad that during the last hour I actually wanted the killerwon and kill both of the Morgans. PS Don't get me wrong, I was notdragged into theater by a woman, I'm a shallow movie goer and always afun of Hugh Grant comedies(I felt Two Weeks Notice was very funny), Ivolunteered to go alone.

  5. Pedro Carreira from Portugal
    30 Mar 2012, 3:06 am

    I've read so many critics trashing down this movie that I felt the needto come on its defense. I've seen it just a hour ago and for me it gaveme what I was hoping to receive: after a tiring working day, travelingaround in the rain, and not having time to lunch, I've stopped fordinner and between the Morgans and Mandela (Invictus) I went and boughta ticket for that romantic comedy. I don't understand how people can beso demanding about the genre. Everybody knows how a romantic comedyends. It's not the story that matters and although I find Grant andParker an unlikely match, they made me laugh and that was what Ineeded. "It's so quiet here I can hear my cells dividing". For that anda little bit more it was a pleasant experience, not so happy asDisneyland, though.

  6. wolflady26
    30 Mar 2012, 3:06 am

    If you're expecting an original groundbreaking comedy, you're probablygoing to be disappointed by this film. But if you're looking for a bitof sweet entertainment, it will fit the bill.

    The acting was pretty decent, and there were quite a few chucklesthroughout the movie. If you're looking for much more than that, you'llprobably want to pick another movie. The biggest disadvantage was thatthe plot was absolutely predictable.

    However, I was impressed with the way it showed a couple trying to workthrough a very serious problem in their relationship. The romance partwas fairly believable.

    It's not a movie that I'm dying to see again or rushing to go out andbuy, but it was an enjoyable way to spend some time. I went to see itwith family, and we all more or less enjoyed it.

  7. magic-tone from Australia
    30 Mar 2012, 3:06 am

    Sarah Jessica Parker was not bad at all in the film. But the filmitself—- garbage.

    For one thing, the story never continued about their witness protectionprogram! They had to include more about it, like the murderer tries tofind and hunt them down, not just CUT the whole story and move ontobuilding the relationship between Paul and Meryl! The bear scene wasjust ridiculous, that WAS Sarah Jessica Parker's worst voice andacting.

    At the beginning of the movie, I was a little impressed by the story.But- when they move out of Manhattan, the story just moves onto a wholeother one. That's when it became a bag of clichés and boring dejavuclips. Come on people, this is just another romance film which is theusual story: trying to get back together, some funny scenes in themovie, and at the end you cry because the main characters got backtogether.

    I please advise you not to see this movie… Although if you love SarahJessica Parker and her acting, this could be a good movie for it. Butthe film itself, as I said——— garbage.

    1/10

  8. milagro1975 from Moscow, Russia
    30 Mar 2012, 3:06 am

    My dear old friend sent the CD to me, sick and lonely flue patient, asshe knows I used to fancy Grant. I was not prepared for this. The plotis so generic one can predict every other scene or line. Jokes aresecond-hand, too. In fact, everything in this film is second hand.

    I had no hopes for SJP as an actress after SATC movies' disaster exceptdiscovering how much scarier the woman can get in a relatively shorttime, but Hugh just killed me with his wooden awkward performance. Ithink he or rather his agents must realize he's past those adorableinsecure English guys and irresistible cads. You're not there anymore,mate! It is absolutely obvious he can act other parts, like I lovedAmerican Dreamz (though not only for him). Actually he'd be amazing ina role that brings out the slightly sinister side you can smell justlooking at him. Time to stop charming and start acting.

  9. Hugo Ferreira from Portugal
    30 Mar 2012, 3:06 am

    Don't be fooled by most of the reviews here. I can't explain them, butit may have something to do with the fact that some of the jokes in themovie are not immediately perceptible to those who haven't worked/livedin a big city.

    I just watched this last night and had a blast! It's not for thequality of the movie itself. In fact, some of the acting is quite bad.But one of the points in going to the movies is to have fun. Moviesentertain you. And this one did an exceptional job in that matter!

    As a comedy, it is one of the best I've seen in the last couple ofyears or so. It's a good laugh that is worth a watch.

  10. Nick Clark from United Kingdom
    30 Mar 2012, 3:06 am

    This film is terrible. The plot is slightly rusty, but works in a looseand light hearted way. That is the best aspect of it, everything elseis terrible! The acting is shocking, the extras vomit out the lines asif they have never spoken before, and Hugh Grant and Sarah Parker seemas if they are reading the script for the first time. Nothing about itworks.

    We got about 2/3 of the way through it before we had to leave, it wastoo embarrassing to watch, covering our faces repeatedly in sheerexasperation at how bad the acting was, and the predictable story meantthere was no need to stay for the end, so we went to HMV and boughtsome good DVDs for less than the price of the cinema ticket.

    If you are a middle aged woman that is not an avid cinema goer or filmwatcher, so has no concept of acting or how shabby this film iscompared to so many other, this film is probably for you, as theyseemed to be the only people laughing when we were in there.

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