Did You Hear About The Morgans?

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Some sexual references and momentary violence
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Marc Lawrence
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Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker star in the romantic comedy "Did You Hear About The Morgans?" about finding love in the most unexpected places. Two successful New Yorkers, Paul (Grant) and Meryl (Parker), are at their wits' ends on how to solve their strained marriage. But when they become the only witnesses to a brutal murder, the police hide them away in Wyoming—together. Now these diehard city dwellers will have to survive the weather, bears, fresh air, and forced time with one another if they want to make it out alive. (Gary Reber)

Special features include commentary with Director Marc Lawrence and Stars Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker; five featurettes: "Location, Location, Location" (HD 18:13), "Cowboys And Cosmopolitans" (HD 08:05), "Park Avenue Meets The Prairie" (HD 05:02), "A Bear Of A Scene" (HD 05:21) and "International Making-Of Special" (HD 13:46); two deleted scenes (HD 04:30); outtakes (HD 06:41); up-front previews; and BD-Live functionality.

The 1080p 2.35:1 AVC picture nicely rendered with a natural color palette and good contrast. Blacks are deep and shadows are revealing of depth and detail. Hues are rich and warm and are strongly saturated, but always natural tones. Fleshtones are accurate and healthy. Resolution is excellent with fine facial features revealed, except for Parker's which appear soft, and object textures detailed. Overall, this is a pleasant visual experience with vivid colors. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is conventionally produced, with production and ADR dialogue that is always intelligible but slightly forward sounding. Atmospheric effects are focused toward the front with a low-level presence in the surrounds. This presence, though, is not enough to feel spatially defined, except for a few scenes. The music is the prominent surround element and at times is aggressively enveloping. Still, the soundtrack is inconsistent, with a "produced" quality that feels contrived. (Gary Reber)