Genres: Comedy and Romance
Release Date: December 18th, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sexual references and momentary violence.
Distributors: Sony Pictures Releasing
Directed by: Marc Lawrence (IV)
JJ Rating: B-
Paul Morgan (Hugh Grant) and Meryl Morgan (Sarah Jessica Parker) are separated. They go on a date and see someone get murdered. Because of that they had to eventually be sent to another place. They had to be relocated. Did You Hear About the Morgans?
I was hesitant in seeing this movie because Rotten Tomatoes totally slammed it hard. But because I’m so well blessed with ample time I decided: why not? Well I can say why not right now. I personally like Hugh Grant. I think he is amusing. I also have a great deal of respect for him because he’s a cheating man and now he’s playing a cheating character. Maybe he felt some sort of connection to the character. But the problem with the entire story of Did You Hear About the Morgans? was how weak it was. It could have been filmed by unknowns and put on the Hallmark Channel. It was not strong enough to be a film.
The reason I didn’t slam it myself with the grade was because of Hugh Grant. I think he’s the only saving grace. His delivery of lines is humorous. It’s almost as if every line he drops is funny. Sometimes the lines are hidden by how quick he said them or how well his accent hides them. I think that had he not been in the film it would have been a total and utter disaster at the box office, more than it already is.
Amusing is that the director hasn’t done a movie in as long a time as Hugh Grant. That is about 2 years. The last film for the both of them was Music & Lyrics.
I would not recommend this film. I wouldn’t want to see it again. I was playing on my Sprint Hero because I was going to take a nap. But as I said Grant was funny enough to keep my attention, though his squinting is really weird.
It’s funny that the title of the movie is Did You Hear about the Morgans? because the best witty answer is NO. Soon the Box Office can ask the same question.