Did You Hear About the Morgans? – Film Review

Title: Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Age: PG

Released: 18th December 2009

Director: Marc Lawrence

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Rating: *** (3/5 stars)

About: New Yorkers Paul (Hugh Grant) and Meryl (Sarah Jessica Parker) Morgan seem to have it all — except that their marriage is crumbling around them. But their romantic woes are small compared to the trouble they find themselves in after witnessing a murder. To protect them from an assassin, federal agents whisk away Paul and Meryl to a small town in Wyoming, where their marriage will crash and burn, or their passion will reignite.

Review: I didn’t dislike this film. But I wouldn’t say that it was good.

I had high hopes for this film because I love Hugh Grant and I loved Sarah Jessica Parker in ‘Sex and the City’, so naturally, I was expecting this to be a very good film.

YET, the biggest issue with this film is that it’s about romance and YET there is no chemistry between these two characters. I have no idea how they fell in love with each other again. The only positive for this film is that the two of them were great at acting the scenes when they didn’t like each other.

It’s a shame really because this could have been a very funny and enjoyable film. But it’s not one that I’m rushing to go watch again anytime soon.

Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t bored out my mind – but it could have been better.

There are some positives before you wonder why on earth did I give this film 3 stars and it’s because there are some silly moments, that do make you smile. Now I’m always up for a laugh, so I did find the scene where Meryl and Paul are told that there is no internet and no phone in the ‘safe house’, rather amusing.

That scene really does show how dependent we, as a human race, are for technology of any kind.

But I couldn’t believe how stupid Meryl was when she found out she couldn’t look after her business?? I mean the two of them had been moved for their safety, so why she couldn’t understand this and I mean at least this wasn’t a James Bond film of any sort because the two of them would be dead within the first ten minutes.

But it’s not a James Bond film, it’s a silly film which is meant to be seen as a bit of fun and there are some funny scenes.  I just couldn’t believe how stupid some of the scenes were. It didn’t make the film believable at all, which is a shame because it meant that I couldn’t really get into it.

The ending is too predictable, as in you can pretty much figure out what is going to happen after every scene. Which, again, is a shame.

This film is neither good or bad. So if you have a free evening and nothing else to watch then this should keep  you occupied for a while.

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