Friday, January 01, 2010

Did You Hear About The Morgans?

I'm actually a little surprised this bland comedy hasn't been adopted by some conservative op-ed columnist as a celebration of "real" American values, since it spends so much time working its messages (Marriage is difficult but worth saving at almost any cost; people from New York are spoiled babies) that it too often forgets to be funny. Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker - as a New York couple marooned in witness protection in Wyoming - have both been funnier elsewhere but there are some incidental pleasures from Sam Elliott, Elisabeth Moss, and especially Mary Steenburgen. Morgans is little more than an exercise and is recommended only for character actor junkies.

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