Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Did You Hear About the Morgans?

2009 | Marc Lawrence

In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program.

Average rating   6 out of 10

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Niels Risgaard Hansen     2010-05-25 6 out of 10

A couple with marital trouble witness a liquidation of an arms dealer and is therefore forced to go under cover in a witness protection program.

It is a very classic plot featuring a problem, a conflict, change of context and a simple realization and solution. There is nothing new here, but for a romantic comedy it works quite well - which is also the case here. It is very standard but yet stable.

I have also been a big fan of Sam Elliot, and when he appears in this move, it raised just above average for me. I love his cool demeanor and brilliant ways to deliver dry dry humor.
Grant and Parker also does a fairly good job in the first park of the movie, but as they are moved out of New York, their performance become weaker. This may be due to a weak and thin script, but thinking back it may reflect my general opinion on their style. By the way is Parker able to play any other role than that of a ignorant New Yorker? Please prove me wrong!
The comic side-kicks in th two assistants just pulls the movie further down. Why make their role so lame?

The movie has relevant issues and themes, like the challenges within a relationship while trying to have children, which is what keeps the movie afloat. These are dealt with lightly, but the late night sessions in the log cabin between Grant and Parker are quite good.

In general a movie just a few millimeters above average. I would recommend watching it with your significant other an slow evening. A few laughs, but nothing fantastic.

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