4.08.2010

Did You Hear About the Morgan's?


Synopsis


The Morgan's lead very busy lives. They are separated due to an illicit affair Paul Morgan had while away on a business trip. Though Paul is very repentant and wanting to give their marriage a second shot, Meryl is not too sure. After witnessing a murder, they are forced to become a part of a witness relocation program and must spend the first week together until separate living quarters can be worked out. Will Paul get the chance to prove to Meryl that he is honest? Or will they just be driven further apart? (You might get a hint if you remember the movie For Richer or Poorer.)

Entertainment Value - B


Great acting. I enjoy Hugh Grant, though some of his shows can be a little inappropriate (as are some of Sarah Jessica Parker's). Pretty good story line. Not sure why it got a PG-13 rating. There was some language and sexual intimacy (though all off screen and between husband and wife). My only guess is that they were trying to market it to an older crowd. You've Got Mail, Pride and Prejudice, Sleepless in Seattle, and many others all worked wonderfully with a simple PG rating.

Moral Value - Failure to Communicate? - 4


This was a great story of learning how to work through problems in marriage. Maybe the situations that caused their separation and frustrations were a little extreme (though maybe not as uncommon as I think). The fact that you need to expect everything from one another is very important in keeping you both (husband and wife) working towards sticking together.

[Spoiler Alert]

The moral credence of the film started to unravel when it's revealed that she cheated on him as well, especially when you find out that it was after Paul had already cheated on her. Up until that point you really believe she was hurt by his infidelity and had thought the world of him; but all that turns into a lie when you find out she was unfaithful too.. They both end up making the right decision and deciding to stick it out together and even adopt a child (their difficulty of having kids was one of the main causes of stress in their relationship, in addition to their extremely busy lives.)

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