Did You Hear About The Morgans? Review: Comedy Wilderness

December 30, 2009 by  
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Morgans300DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS?: On General Release Friday 1st January

Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder and despite my best efforts there wasn’t too much beauty for me to behold in this film.

But that was me. Some girls sitting a couple of seats down seemed to be having a whale of a time – although it might have been the free wine.

Did You Hear About The Morgans? is more predictable than bad weather on a British camping holiday but anyone who has a soft spot for Hugh, SJP or slushy half-hearted comedy will certainly come away from the cinema smiling.

Personally I think that Sarah Jessica Parker has always been too self-absorbed to be funny – yet I enjoy Sex And The City?! Life is like that I suppose.

The recently separated Morgans live in New York but after a meal at the last-chance saloon, the pair witness a professional hitman murdering one of Carrie – sorry – Meryl’s clients .

Luckily for them the sharp-shooting assassin starts firing like a storm-trooper and they escape (phew). But they are now crucial witnesses in a massive court case and with the killer still on the loose, they are shipped out to Hicksville as a part of the witness protection programme.

From here out, you can guess the direction that this movie heads in. Will these two remain in the relationship wilderness beset by bears (a rare highlight), or will they exchange blackberry numbers and head back to the city?

No prizes for guessing the outcome to this one.

There are some funny twinges to this rom-com and no little effort from the principle actors – Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker (the ugliest good-looking person in Hollywood) labour to make this screen relationship work, but even the drunkest group of girls on a night in will realise that this will never be a classic.

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