'Did You Hear About the Morgans?' Trailer: They're City People in the Country!!!

September 24, 2009

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As you may have learned from Yin-Yang tie dye shirts and trite movies about the universe maintaining a delicate balance between light and dark, the universe must maintain a delicate balance between light and dark. For every good, there is an evil, etc.

You probably knew that, but did you realize the same principle applies to clichéd fish-out-of-water comedies? There must always be equilibrium between outsiders coming to the big city and city folk stuck in the country. For every Crocodile Dundee, we need a Crocodile Dundee II; for every Tim Allen in Jungle 2 Jungle, a Tim Allen in For Richer or Poorer; for every Elf, a Renee Zellweger is: New in Town.

What I'm getting at is that we should be expecting a new naive bumpkin-in-the-city comedy soon (Barbie, perhaps?), because there's this now:

It still bewilders me that someone would steal the exact plot of For Richer or Poorer, only replacing IRS with mob and Amish Pennsylvania with Wyoming, but still eschew making a FRoP-style "American Gothic" parody poster. Come on with it already. We all know it's coming.

(Big thanks to Mike for reminding me For Richer or Poorer existed.)

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