Did you hear about the Morgans?


The ST Live! movie review only awarded one star (out of 5) for this movie. So bad? I thought. With Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant as the main leads, and written by Nancy Meyers, how can it be that terrible? Then I realised the review is written by a man. How can you get a man to review a chick flick? It’s akin to getting him waxed – a slow torture. Likewise, if I were to watch Avatar, I might give it a two stars the most. How can a movie with blue character with a tail be any good? I didn’t watch it.
 
Last night, with Aaron home alone, I went with Bee for the movie. She (her company) has relocated temporarily to Orchard Rd and we wanted to catch up before she move back to Jurong Island. It’s so convenient with her there. First, she can get tickets ahead of time (although the cinema was only half empty) and we can also visit our favourite Japanese resturant.
 
I enjoyed the story. It’s light hearted and although both the leads look aged, they were funny. The script was well written, with clever dialogues and set partly in my favourite city, New York. SJP plays Meryl Morgan, a celebrity real estate agent who is separated from her husband for three months, after he slept with someone once. Hugh plays the husband, Paul, a lawyer. He feels remorseful and wants to get back together. They arrange a date and witnesses a murder. The murderer traced Meryl to her apartment and tried to kill her. Thus, the NYPD, in a witness protection plan, whizzed them to a secluded location in Ray, Wyoming. There, they were hosted by the local sheriff and his deputy wife.
 
SJP was no different from Carrie Bradshaw in this movie. She was thrilled to find a store in Ray and wanted cashmere. When they were told the store does not carry, she insisted the clerk check the back. At the only cafe, she wanted the dressing at the side of the salad, and the waitress thought she was joking and ignored her request. She then asked the owner of the cafe if he would ‘blow his cigarette smoke the other way’ and was promptly told off for being a Democrat.
 
Hugh, like all his other chick flicks, has all the great one liners. Like "It’s so quiet here (in Ray) I can hear my cells dividing." Both of them have great chemistry together.
 
The scene from the wedding vows was touching. Hers was quoted from Shakespears. I think it may have been his sonnet 116 but I may be wrong. His is original and extremely funny.
 
Sonnet 116 – Shakespear
 
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love
is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
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Just an ordinary woman.
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