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Did You Hear About the Morgans?

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fish-out-of-water romcom is teen-friendly but a real snooze.

Movie PG-13 2009 96 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 13+

A movie with a Possitive and Thoughtful Plot!!!

I rented this movie b/c of Hugh Grant. I thought it would be very funny. Instead I found a movie about love and marriage and problems and solutions. The movie has a very pro-family, pro-marriage message that is rare in the Hollywood world today. The language was very mild for the PG13 rating, although I think young kids would be bored. It is a grown-up story with some humorous moments....very refreshing.

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age 13+

Slow-moving but memorable

We quite enjoyed this film. It was a little slow-moving but it had some really funny moments. Apart from talk about infidelity, there was nothing offensive in it. It would be a good film to talk with teens about faithfulness in marriage and why infidelity is so destructive.

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Is It Any Good?

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At this point in their careers, Grant and Parker are romantic-comedy staples, but they share absolutely no chemistry. (You have to wonder, in fact, whether Parker can muster up sparks with anyone other than Chris Noth.) This stereotypical, overly predictable tale about neurotic, type-A Manhattanites stuck in sleepy Wyoming is simply soporific and annoying. Even at 96 minutes, the story stumbles along at an infuriating pace.

The lack of heat between two stars isn't even the worst of it. That would be the film's stilted jokes about "poor" rich New Yorkers who can't go to Lincoln Center or Zabar's or Nobu. Other than in Sex and the City, do audiences even care about how much wealthy Manhattan couples would miss the trappings of city life? When flannel-shirted Clay and Emma roll their eyes at the Morgans, they're channeling the audience. Steenburgen and Elliot merit the movie's one star -- it's always a pleasure to see the two character actors pop up in anything. And for the record, their scenes together are more romantic than anything Parker and Grant display.

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