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Trailer of the Week – Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Did you hear about Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant’s upcoming movie? The king and queen of rom-coms are teaming up for Did You Hear About the Morgans?, in which they play a bickering couple whose marriage is on the rocks. And, based on the trailer, their marital woes are just the tip of the iceberg. The trailer ambles along (Grant has a decent joke about naming a black hole after his wife)… until the Morgans stumble upon a murder and are forced to go into witness protection. The trailer then shifts tones, with Parker and Grant ditching their cellphones for the wilds of Wyoming. Pretty soon they’re roping cattle with folksy farmhands Mary Steenburgen and Sam Elliott and much fish-out-water hijinks ensue (Hugh Grant meets a bear!) as the Morgans try to rekindle that ol’ spark. The trailer works incredibly hard to sell its too-convoluted premise (It’s a marital drama! It’s a wacky comedy! It’s a murder mystery!), squeezing as much Hugh Grant stammering and Sarah Jessica Parker eye-rolling as possible. Their star power will likely help at the box office, though we can’t help but wish they had better chemistry in the trailer.

 

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