“Did You Hear About the Morgans?”
a review by Darby O’Gill

Did You Hear About the Morgans? No? Well, they suck. But you didn’t need me to tell you that. One look at this trailer, and you should have known it was bad news from the start. Now, I realize that there are people out there that enjoy these kinds of movies, but come on. How many more of these stupid “comedies” do we need? And, I say comedies sarcastically. Look, I’m all for a great romantic comedy, but don’t just churn some piece of shit movie out just for the sake of a piece of shit movie. There are some really great writers out there. When are studios going to stop wasting their money on these talent-less hacks, and invest in some writers with some real talent?

In Did You Hear About the Morgans?, Hugh Grant plays Paul Morgan, who wants to get back together with his estranged wife Meryl, played by Sarah Jessica Parker. He gets his wish when the couple witnesses a murder, and ends up being placed in the witness-protection program together. Don’t think it can get any hokier? Well, it does. The New York city slickers get relocated to a small town in Wyoming. The comedy just writes itself, doesn’t it? I really need to stop watching movies like this. I don’t know what else to say… I usually enjoy Hugh Grant, but he’s horrible in this. Well, that’s not totally fair to him. You can only do so much with the material you’re given. Sam Elliott and Mary Steenburgen give decant performances, but I’m truly grasping at straws here. The one thing I did learn from sitting through this movie is that Wilford Brimley isn’t dead. I know! I thought he was dead too! I guess Quaker Oats and Liberty Medical really do help with your diabetes. Either that, or Cocoon was a based on true story, and Wilford Brimley returns to Earth to make movies from time to time. Okay, the wheels have officially come off this review. The movie sucks. Don’t see it. End of story.

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