Did you hear about the Morgans?
Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker
Because I loved Hugh Grant so much in About a Boy and Nottinghill, I was really looking forward to seeing this film, especially coupled with SJP. I was quite excited when I saw the preview short, but unfortunately, when it came time to sit and watch the whole film, it wasn’t that great and I was disappointed (but then I had been to see Sex in the City II, and who couldn’t be completely dismayed with SJP films after watching that abomination)!
Grant and SJP are a separated couple who happen to be together when they witness a murder. They have to be put into a witness protection program and being together means they have time to sort out their problems. It’s no surprise that the extra-ordinary circumstances rekindle the romance (the script is a little predictable).
The Morgans are true New Yorkers when they are sent into protection in a small town in the mid-west. This New Yorkness enables the comedy to centre around the city-slickers being in the country. There’s a funny incident with a bear that gets an okay laugh. And there are a few other sniggers at Grant’s quirky quips – thank goodness he is in the film, otherwise it wouldn’t be worth a watch at all.