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Parker and Grant endure witless protection

  • Sara Veal

    CONTRIBUTOR

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 17 2010   /  03:06 pm

When city folk go to the countryside, there are two typical outcomes - at least in Hollywood. Deprived of cell phones and civilization, either they get eaten by inbred psychos or they learn about what really matters in life. In Did You Hear About the Morgans? it's the latter - although some might wish it was the former. But if you like Hugh Grant and/or Sarah Jessica Parker - or at least like seeing them suffer - you'll be able to tolerate this predictable comedy. Meryl (Parker) and Paul (Grant) Morgan are a Manhattan power couple. She's a top real estate broker and he's a successful lawyer. They've been estranged for three months, following Paul's infidelity. Paul longs for forgiveness but Meryl still needs space. Unfortunately for her, she's not going to get it. After the couple witness a murder, they become key figures in a federal case, and need to be relocated immediately,...