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Did You Hear About The Morgans?

We're not in Manhattan anymore.  

Year: 2009 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: Unknown 
Certificate: BBFC PG Cert – Parental guidance 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Marc Lawrence 
Starring: Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker  
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Lawyer Paul (Grant) and real estate agent Meryl (Parker) Morgan are a rich, spoilt and successful Manhattan couple whose marriage is in danger because of Paul's infidelity. Unable to forgive her husband, Meryl is on the verge of divorce. It seems like nothing could stop this couple from separating. However, on their way home after a stilted would-be romantic dinner and the following quarrel in a posh restaurant, they accidently witness the murder of one of Meryl’s clients. As the next possible targets of a contract killer, they are forced to move from their beloved New York to a tiny country town somewhere in Wyoming under the witness protection program. This fish-out-of-water situation provides a much-needed change of scenery for the estranged couple and unites Paul and Meryl in their struggle with the inconveniences of a country life. Their marriage shows the first signs of some recovery. Meanwhile, the killer has succeeded in his attempts to track them down...

Although it was criticized for some clichéd twists and a classic rom-com plot, the movie is a real present for the huge armies of Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker fans. Indeed, both very watchable comic actors, Grant and Parker are just perfect and hilarious as the problem couple. However, the truth is that the movie is as generic as romantic comedies get; we know the ending as soon as the movie starts. But this is exactly why we like them, right? So the best thing to do is to throw away all critical notions, get comfortable and just enjoy this sweet and funny romantic comedy.

Elena Ognivtseva

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Screenings of this film:

2009/2010 Summer Term (35mm)