By Mirna Lopez
“Did You Hear About the Morgans?” is better than it appears to be in the trailer, since many important aspects are not reveled to the audience. These include suspense, and what love means to Paul and Meryl Morgan. Although cultural differences may limit us from understanding Wyoming’s traditions, like the Morgans, we get accustomed to it throughout the movie.
Due to the consequences of witnessing a crime, the Morgans must leave New York City and create a new temporary new identity in the countryside of Wyoming. In order to receive the best protection from the witness protection program it is best if they do not contact anyone that they may know. Additionally, the separated couple, Paul and Meryl Morgan, is played by the well known actress from “Sex and the City”, Sarah Jessica Parker, and the charismatic actor Hugh Grant. They represent a New Yorker’s point of view when visiting the country, although they tend exaggerate at times.
Meryl acts unreasonable at times, as if she does not know what is happening around her. In other words, she takes serious situations very calmly and vice versa. This can be a bit overwhelming, especially when she acts in a way that can bring terrible consequences. Moreover, very few activities occur in this town, which makes us see the same ongoing environment during these scenes. In addition, we may hope to see more animals in an environment like this, but they are only shown in very few occasions, which disappointed me.
Lastly, this film is interesting and different from other romantic movies. Throughout this movie we witness an enormous suspense about what will happen to the murderer trying to get in contact with the Morgans. Also, I can assure you, you will encounter many funny situations which will come in perfect during those moments of suspense. Overall, this romantic comedy is more than just a romance.
Rated: PG-13 for some sexual references and momentary violence.
Release Date: 2009-12-18
Screenplay: Marc Lawrence
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