2009 Running time: 103 Certificate: pg Not yet rated

Synopsis

Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker play an estranged Manhattan couple who witness a murder and are relocated to small-town Wyoming as part of a witness-protection program. In this fish-out-of-water rom-com they find themselves fending off wild bears, learning to shoot... and falling back in love again. Sam Elliott plays the drawling US marshall who takes them under his wing.

Director

  • Marc Lawrence

Cast

  • Sarah Jessica Parker

  • Hugh Grant

  • Elisabeth Moss

  • Mary Steenburgen

  • Kim Shaw

Review

Hugh Grant's stuttering charm has worked its magic on a whole host of leading ladies.

Amanda Donahoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Julia Roberts, Elle McPherson, Andie MacDowell, Renee Zellweger, Martine McCutcheon, Sandra Bullock and Drew Barrymore have all fallen for that lop-sided English schtick.

Now, it's Sarah Jessica Parker's turn.

She plays a high-flying Manhattan estate agent whose marriage to Grant's corporate lawyer receives a bit of a dent after he indulges in a bit of extra-curricular nookie with a floosie who apparently "smells of burritos".

Desperate to win her back Paul (Grant) takes her out to dinner only for their brief reunion to end with a grandstand view of a gangland shooting.

Before you can say "witness protection scheme" they've been whisked away from the metropolitan chic of New York to a new life among the high foreheads and webbed hands of Hicksville, Wyoming.

Settling under the roof of Sam Elliott's grizzled lawman and his gun-totin' wife Mary Steenburgen, the estranged couple slowly find themselves seduced by the humdrum rhythm and take the first stuttering steps towards reconciliation.

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