Sunday, December 20, 2009

Did you hear about The Morgans?

Hello I am the movie encyclopedia and if no one else will see it, I will.

I am getting sick and tired of these kinds of movies. Movies where a couple/potential couple/married couple are having some hard times or hitting speed bumps or are having problems and then something out of the ordinary happens and they have to go and have a wacky adventure and ultimately fix their relationship. I saw that with couples retreat, all about steve, the proposal, and now this one but rest assured there ARE plenty more. Did You Hear About the Morgans is just another one of these kinds of movies. In fact I think I have seen the exact storyline for this movie on an episode of Family Guy. You know a movie is lackluster if it feels like watching an unfunny hour and a half live action episode of Family Guy. But that's what this is.

Did you Hear about the Morgans is the story of the Morgans. Meryl and Paul are successful business people in Manhattan. They are rich, powerful and have a seemingly perfect life...except their marriage is a sham and slowly falling apart at the seems. On their way home one day they see someone get murdered. The murderer happens to be a contract killer and decides to hunt them down. So what do they do? Well they get put into the Witness Protection Agency and get sent off to a small southern town where they have no technology (advanced that is) and have to try and survive in the South. And all the while they are rekindling their marriage.

I actually wanted to like this movie. And its not because of Sarah Jessica Parker. I can't stand her. Her voice is like nails on a chalkboard to me. No actually I wanted to like it because I love Hugh Grant. Even if the movie is really bad he always really delivers. And he did just that. All of the actually funny stuff in the movie is said by Grant. The only problem is these funny lines are few and far between and most of the really good ones you can see in the previews.

I can't recommend this movie to anyone. Maybe if you are on a date this could be an interesting date movie but really there are plenty other better movies out there to watch. Sorry Hugh...but skip this one.


1 comment:

  1. i liked this movie... I watched this movie from the internet...This is a mixture of romantic and comedy movie...i enjoyed a lot.. you can also watch Did You Hear About the Morgans? movie from the internet...