Did You Hear About the Morgans?

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"We're not in Manhattan anymore."
  • PG-13
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 4.9  (42,443)
  • 27

Did You Hear About the Morgans?, released in 2009, is a romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Sam Elliott. The movie follows Paul and Meryl Morgan, a successful and affluent couple from Manhattan who are on the brink of divorce. The Morgans witness a murder while out on a date one night, and they become the targets of the murderer. Fearing for their safety, they are placed in a witness protection program and are relocated to a small town in Wyoming.

The transition from their posh lifestyle in Manhattan to the simple life in Wyoming proves to be a challenging adjustment for the Morgans. However, they slowly begin to adapt to their new surroundings and make new friends. Emma, the town's doctor, played by Mary Steenburgen, takes the couple under her wing and helps them through the tough times.

As the Morgans try to rebuild their relationship in the small town, they face challenges and obstacles that test their commitment to each other. Paul struggles with the guilt of his infidelity, while Meryl battles with her trust issues. The couple tries to work through their problems while adjusting to their new lives and the unfamiliar surroundings.

Throughout the movie, there are several comedic moments that bring lightness to the film. Many of the jokes stem from the culture shock of the Morgans in their new town. Hugh Grant's performance as Paul is particularly amusing as he tries to adjust to the western culture, with cowboy hats and boots becoming a whole new wardrobe for him.

The chemistry between Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker is another highlight of the movie. Their bickering is amusing, but the underlying love between the two is palpable. As the couple navigates the insecurities and doubts that arise from living in witness protection, they realize that they still love each other deeply.

Sam Elliott plays Clay Wheeler, the rough cowboy who takes Paul under his wing, showing him the ropes of the western lifestyle. Clay's character provides the movie with the rugged contrast to the posh life of the Morgans. His gruff charm and wit make him a memorable addition to the movie.

As the Morgans try to acclimate to their new life, the danger from the murderer still looms overhead. The suspense builds as they try to avoid being recognized, and the murderer tries to track them down. The climax of the movie brings the danger to the forefront, with the couple finally coming face to face with the killer.

Overall, Did You Hear About the Morgans? is a witty romantic comedy that adds a unique twist to the genre with its witness protection storyline. It is a movie that explores the complexities of relationships and the challenges of starting over. The cast delivers standout performances, particularly Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker. The film is a welcome break from heavy dramas and action movies, and it's perfect for fans of romantic comedies.

Did You Hear About the Morgans? is a 2009 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.9 and a MetaScore of 27.

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    4.9  (42,443)
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