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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

Writer:

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>

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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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Country:

USA

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$29,580,087

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$85,280,250
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As of 2018, Hugh Grant starred in all the four features directed by Marc Lawrence. This one is the third. Grant plays a romantically-involved character in all of the films and is paired with a different actress or actresses each time. See more »

Goofs

In the rifle lesson scene, Emma shoots 3 cans off of a stump then hands the rifle to Meryl, gives her some brief instruction, and the cans are then magically back on the stump for Meryl to shoot at. 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 Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.62 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Attack on the Indian Village
from "The Searchers"
Written by Max Steiner
[Played in the first film that Meryl watches]
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A sad, sad day for Hugh Gran'ts army
22 December 2009 | by pertinaciousbreathSee all my reviews

Ever sat through a movie wondering to yourself "how does crap like this get made?" Well, Did You Hear About the Morgans makes those movies look good. The first word that came to mind when my daughter asked what I thought was "excruciating". I can NOT believe the same person wrote Two Weeks Notice and Music and Lyrics. Did he lose a bet?

And Hugh Grant...what to say? He acted like a man being held at ransom, trying to convey a desperate plea for help. I expected to see a "Help me" sign taped to his back every time he turned around. His performance was forced and there was literally no chemistry whatsoever between him and Sarah Jessica Parker. The plot, the dialog, the story arc...literally everything in the movie was a poorly executed cliché. The witness protection plan? Seriously? This is 2009 and not 1986, right?

As a die hard Hugh Grant fan, my only hope is he made this movie to please some big studio boss in order to get his own screenplay (about his war hero grandfather) made. If so, it had better be good...it's going to take nothing short of another Saving Private Ryan to save Grant's reputation after this stinker of a movie.


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