After previously teaming on 'Two Weeks Notice' and 'Music and Lyrics,' writer-director Marc Lawrence and Hugh Grant are back together on the romantic comedy beat with 'Did You Hear About the Morgans?' which co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker.

For their part, critics have not been kind, noting a distinct lack of chemistry between Grant and Parker. Take a look at the reviews and tell us what you think.
After previously teaming on 'Two Weeks Notice' and 'Music and Lyrics,' writer-director Marc Lawrence and Hugh Grant are back together on the romantic comedy beat with 'Did You Hear About the Morgans?' which co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker.

For their part, critics have not been kind, noting a distinct lack of chemistry between Grant and Parker. Take a look at the reviews and tell us what you think.

The Hollywood Reporter: "As with most mainstream comedies, you get nearly all of the story line and most of the best jokes in 'Did You Hear About the Morgans?' from its trailer. This fish-out-of-water romantic comedy about a warring upscale Manhattan couple forcibly relocated to the American heartland is marginally better than writer-director Marc Lawrence's 'Music and Lyrics' and 'Two Weeks Notice,' but not even the estimable comic chops of Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker can lift it above the level of ordinary."

The Orlando Sentinel: "Sandra Bullock hitched her career to writer and later writer-director Marc Lawrence when he scripted 'Forces of Nature.' She stayed with him through the 'Miss Congeniality' hits and up to 'Two Weeks Notice' (2002). Then Bullock weaned herself from Lawrence's brand of gimmicky, wan and witless comedies and lived to stage a comeback this year. But Bullock passed Lawrence on, like a bad penny, to Hugh Grant, her co-star in 'Two Weeks Notice.' And Grant can't seem to kick the Lawrence habit. 'Did You Hear About the Morgans?,' Grant's third film with Lawrence, may be his overdue intervention. Unfunny and tone-deaf, it pairs Grant with Sarah Jessica Parker, with whom he has no chemistry, and gives neither of them anything funny to say or play."

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The Miami Herald: "In 'Did You Hear About the Morgans?' Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker are supposed to pass for a married couple, but they have all the chemistry of two actors who just met and shook hands moments before the cameras rolled."

Screen International: "Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker co-star to limited effect in 'Did You Hear About The Morgans?' a serviceable but uninspired romantic comedy with a familiar fishes-out-of-water backdrop. Writer-director Marc Lawrence previously worked with Grant on 'Music & Lyrics' and 'Two Weeks Notice' but this latest collaboration might struggle to match even the mid-level box office performances of those earlier romcoms."

Chicago Tribune: "Pure, communal silence can be a wonderful thing, and if you haven't experienced any lately, I commend you to see the first available screening of the new romantic comedy 'Did You Hear About the Morgans?' Each of its theoretical punch lines is preceded by an eerie second or two of dead air, followed by the jokelike "payoff," guiltily delivered by one of its game cast members, followed by a longer awkward pause. It's not just the sound of crickets you hear watching this movie. It's the sound of dead crickets."

The Seattle Times: "In the flat romantic comedy 'Did You Hear About the Morgans?' writer/ director Marc Lawrence at least got the casting right: Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker, on paper at least, sound as if they should create charming, funny sparks. But once he's put them together, Lawrence seems to just stand back and wait for something to happen, like a scientist who's combined two elements and is expecting an explosion. I saw the movie early this week, and I'm still waiting; presumably Grant and Parker are too."

L.A. Weekly: "Let's be honest here: 'Did You Hear About the Morgans?' is multiplex meringue compared to the meat-and-potatoes cinema at this most award-whoring time of year. Which is fine. Better than fine, frankly, as Hugh Grant yet again proves he's the most reliable deadpan smart-ass this or that side of the Atlantic -- and the actor Paul Rudd should aspire to be once he grows out of his bromantic period."

St. Louis Post Dispatch: "If you didn't hear about 'Did You Hear About the Morgans?' here's what you need to know: It's a fish-out-of-water comedy by Marc Lawrence ('Forces of Nature'), who emerges every couple years to steal another paycheck."

Did Sandra Bullock make a wise choice by steering clear of 'Did You Hear About the Morgans?'
Yes3 (75.0%)
No1 (25.0%)
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