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Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)

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In New York City, an estranged couple who witness a murder are relocated to small town Wyoming as part of the Witness Protection Program.

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Marc Lawrence

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Marc Lawrence
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Grant ... Paul Morgan
Sarah Jessica Parker ... Meryl Morgan
Natalia Klimas Natalia Klimas ... Monique Rabelais
Vincenzo Amato ... Girard Rabelais
Jesse Liebman ... Adam Feller
Elisabeth Moss ... Jackie Drake
Michael Kelly ... Vincent
Seth Gilliam ... U.S. Marshal Lasky
Sándor Técsy Sándor Técsy ... Anton Forenski (as Sandor Tecsy)
Kevin Brown ... U.S. Marshal Henderson
Steven Boyer ... U.S. Marshal Ferber
Sharon Wilkins Sharon Wilkins ... U.S. Marshal King
Sam Elliott ... Clay Wheeler
Mary Steenburgen ... Emma Wheeler
Kim Shaw ... Nurse Kelly
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Storyline

Meryl and Paul Morgan have separated since his infidelity. He's a Manhattan lawyer, seeking forgiveness. She's moved on, focusing on real estate sales. As he walks her to an appointment one evening, pleading his case, they witness a murder, and the murderer sees them. The F.B.I. wants them in Witness Protection until the killer is caught. He's already hunting them. The F.B.I. sends them to Ray, Wyoming, a tiny ranch town, where they stay with the aging Sheriff and his gun-toting wife (who's his Deputy). Meryl and Paul must sort out their relationship while their New York City ways bump up against those of the West. Meantime, Meryl knows two things that Paul doesn't. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

We're not in Manhattan anymore.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references and momentary violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian | French | Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

18 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Hugh Grant/Sarah Jessica Parker Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$58,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,616,571, 20 December 2009

Gross USA:

$29,580,087

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,280,250
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Meryl's (Sarah Jessica Parker's) wedding vows to Paul (Hugh Grant) ("Let me not to the marriage of true minds...") are taken from William Shakespeare's Sonnet 116, published in 1609. See more »

Goofs

When Emma is chopping wood all the blocks are clearly pre-split. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Meryl Morgan: [on the answering machine] Hi, you've reached Meryl Morgan, I can't take your call right now, so leave a message and have a great day. Thanks!
Paul Morgan: Uh, hello, it is me, your uh... your husband, um... at least legally uh... still your husband, as recognized by the state of New York, and uh... in the end, who would argue with the governor? I uh... I wanted to call and just say hello, as it is approaching the three-month anniversary of our being separated, and I thought perhaps it might be ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

After the credits Meryl Morgan's answering machine is heard once again See more »

Connections

Featured in Radioman (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

True Love Ways
Written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty
Performed by Buddy Holly
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
[Played when Paul leaves Meryl on the couch and goes to his bedroom, and in a few short scenes that follow]
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Not that bad.
12 March 2010 | by SwedishTigerGrrrlSee all my reviews

I really don't understand why this movie has such a low rating. The people who's been voting must have had sky high expectations? It isn't that bad, really it isn't. I considered if I should see it or not, after seeing the rating 3.6 here at IMDb.com. Of course I was discouraged by it, but I needed a movie in the background this morning while I did some other things, and thought this was perfect, since it didn't need my full attention. But I ended up ignoring my chores, giving the movie my attention anyway. Because it wasn't bad. It was what I expected (even better, considering the rating). A predictable romantic comedy. The chemistry between Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker wasn't great, but it wasn't lousy either. And Hugh Grant is Hugh Grant, and he used his dry, British humor (which I personally love) as in many other movies. Sarah Jessica Parker did okay in acting too. The movie didn't make me roll on the floor laughing, but it did make me smile a couple of times. And sometimes all you need is a feel-good-movie without any deep conflicts, and with an end you can foresee.

So I really, really, really don't understand why people have been trashing this movie in particular. Give it a chance, at least.


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