Writing ...


Review: Did You Hear About the Morgans?

This is the default text

I wish I hadn't

Character 1 = highly strung female city executive

Character 2 = love-lost ex-husband

Hmm, who should we cast? Yes, let’s go with the 2 people synonymous with those stereotypes! Brilliant. And the schleps will lap it up. Who cares if the premise is flimsy, the script is weak and the whole thing is totally forgettable? The producers of Did You Hear About the Morgans certainly didn’t.

This is one of the worst movies I have seen for a long, long time. Even my wife, a woman I love dearly despite her making me sit through pretty much every romantic comedy ever made described this as crap. I’d like my Sunday night back please.

The Morgans are separated. He wants her back. He gives her the sad puppy eyes (does Hugh Grant do any other type of eyes?). She agrees to have dinner with him. When leaving the restaurant they are the sole witnesses to a murder. They need to be protected so they’re shipped off to a ranch in Wyoming. But the baddy wants to find them. She can’t resist contacting the city so eventually the baddy tracks them down. They are saved by a bear. Then by a bull at a rodeo (or something like that, I was falling asleep by this bit). The old cutesy country couple catch the baddy and thank-god it’s almost over. But no, there’s a Postscript, 12 months later they’ve had a baby and they name it after the place they were sent in Wyoming. Genius.

IMDB tells me this movie has grossed an estimated $US58m. That is just sad.

Even Elisabeth is typecast. So much better in Mad Men.


No comments yet.

Post a Comment