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Romantic comedy with Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant. High-flying attorney, Lucy Kelton is an eco warrier constantly campaigning for the survival of various buildings and general conservation of her home turf. When she gets arrested again she decides if she can't beat em, join em. She works for one of the biggest and most affluential developers in the area in exchange for the survival of her beloved community centre. But she becomes driven to distraction by her boss, George Wade, who just cannot seem to make a decision (day or night) without her input. In desperation and sleep deprivation she hands in her two week notice, which Wade absolutely will not accept but relents on one condition; she must find her replacement. After being replaced by a young and intelligent, and very pretty girl, she soon realises why she is so miffed and its not the job she misses....
This is a nice light film and easy to watch. Hugh Grant always does a good job and Sandra Bullock is one of those actresses i don't ever seem to bore of watching. Its not deep or epic and i wouldn't watch it lots of times but i did enjoy watching it for the second time recently after a few years of seeing it the first time.
I love a good chick flick and buy them on dvd every so often because I prefer just having them there in my collection to watch whenever I fancy rather than having to commit to watching them at a certain time on TV or at the cinema! This was one I just found when browsing amazon as the website recommended it to me.
The film has some moral undertones but its ultimately a romantic comedy. Sandra Bullock plays Lucy, a lawyer working in New York city who specialises in environment law, she just wants the best for everyone. While Hugh Grant plays George who is a bit of a playboy, he isn't too bothered about the environment with his status as a billionaire business tycoon. They meet when Lucy is attempting to stop George destroying the community centre that she loves from her childhood. George agrees to this on one condition, that she work for him. However George proves to be completely impossible to work for, ringing Lucy up at every single moment and so she gives him her two weeks notice.. just as he realises that he could have feelings for.
I did enjoy this film, it will be staying in my DVD collection but I don't think it is the best thing Hugh Grant's ever done compared to Love Actually, Bridget Jones etc and it wouldn't be one of my favourites overall. It seemed to be lacking a certain something. This is probably because it was quite predictable in places, pretty much as soon as it turned on I decided that the two main characters were going to have feelings for each other and of course I was right! However even if it was predictable the characters in it were good because I felt that Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant had pretty good chemistry. Available cheaply on amazon, £2.99 or used from 1p.
Two weeks notice
Hugh Grant as George Wade
Sandra Bullock as Lucy Kelson
Alicia Witt as June Carver
Dana Ivey as Ruth Kelson
Robert Klein as Larry Kelson
Heather Burns as Meryl Brooks
David Haig as Howard Wade
Lucy (Bullock) is a environmental lawyer in New York an George Wade is a billionaire real estate tycoon. Lucy is a caring lawyer and she is very dedicated to helping the less fortunate. She is a simple girl with little materialistic desire. She is the complete opposite to George, who has complete disregard for his actions and has never wanted for anything. They meet when she tries to get him to stop the demolition of Coney Island community centre. He offers her a job and although she doesn't want to take up the position it is the only way she can prevent the demolition.
This was an enjoyable romcom because of the acting, casting and production. Bullock is a favourite actress of mine because she has played so many types of roles and she doesn't so well. Her character is a Harvard educated lawyer that works in legal aid (prior to working for Wade). She is a strong character with high moral values which are tested when she works for the Wade Corporation. Although she is only doing this to enable the safety of her beloved community centre as time goes by she finds herself questioning if she has sold her soul as she feels she is wasted at the company. Her character was portrayed really well by Bullock and I wouldn't expect anything less from such a fine actress.
George is very much a playboy with everything at his disposable. He seemed to me to be a bit of a dim character because his brother Howard seems to control the business and he is there to enjoy the money. In the film he spends most of the time enjoying himself than actually working. As the company is a family founded business he has shares so he is a person that was born with money. He is immature and gives the impression that he is dim. I am unsure as to whether this is because of the actor, Grant or because the character is supposed to be this way. Having seen Grant in many films I have found a pattern where he is always rather slow when responding to questions as though he has been in deep thought before responding. It is something that I have noticed about him as an actor and I think this may just be because he is naturally like this. I think he was well suited to the role of George in the film as he captured the qualities of the character really well. I did have a problem with his accent because it was very British but his brother's accent is American and in the film it doesn't really explain why the brothers have different accents. I have never heard Grant change his accents for any films so I suspect it is because he is not very good at doing accents. I think it is much better that he doesn't try to do an accent if it is poor as I think it really spoils the film.
The chemistry between the two leads was very good and believable. They worked really well together and although there characters are like chalk and cheese they were able to show that opposites can sometimes attract. At first when I saw the adverts for the movie I thought they were a weird combination but they did work really well together and I was pleasantly surprised.
Overall this is a funny film that has a good dose of romance and drama. I think that the main target audiences are going to be 16-60 year old women and I am unsure if this chick flick would appeal to men. There are really good funny scenes such as when Lucy needs to use the loo but they are stuck in a major traffic jam. George carries her to a caravan and she uses there loo were she has a accident and they inadvertently have to leave the car behind. I think the helicopter ride was really good and that is when you first see them getting along.
I have watched a few romantic comedies over the years but couldn't say that I've enjoyed them all and most of them are far too predictable to be honest. This one was no exception, but it's advantage for me comes in the form of Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock, both of whom I think are very good at what they do and are two of my favourite actors.
Lucy is played by Sandra Bullock and is a lawyer who has been raised by her parents in such a way that she has learnt to fight for any cause and especially things she believes in. If she protests against something then she attempts to use the law to aid her cause. Sometimes she is successful and sometimes not.
George is a wealthy man played by Hugh Grant. He worked for his family's company and has everything laid out on a plate for him. In addition he sees himself as a bit of playboy and womaniser. His brother is keen on him hiring an intelligent laywer for their company rather than the normal string of attractive women who are no good and end up being fired. And this is how the romance starts.
When interviewing for laywers, Lucy shows up wanting to talk to him about tearing down the community centre. So he agrees to save the community centre if she accepts a job with him. She agrees and the story is set up and the real plot begins. But unfortunately she gets fed up with being at his beckon call for weeks and he depends on her too much. In the end she decides that enough is enough and gives him two week notice of her intention to quit, hence the title of the movie.
I have to admit to really enjoying this film and found it very entertaining. As romantic comedies go it was pretty predictable which is not unusual for this genre. However, it is light hearted which is a great ingredient to have and has some funny moments as well as heart warming parts too.
It is interesting to see the two main characters grow closer as the movie progresses and Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock are great in their own right but even better when put together and bonding. I'm sure you may have had your fill of romantic comedies but try this one as it's pretty good...
Two Weeks Notice is a rather predictable rom com and not one that I would really recommend you spending any money on to see, instead look out for it on TV maybe.
The one plus point of the film is that on screen there appears to be some very real chemistry between the two lead characters who are played by our own Hugh Grant and recent award winner Sandra Bullock. This film is your typically frothy Hugh Grant nonsense and overall it is a pretty average romantic comedy
In the film Sandra Bullock plays a high flying lawyer by the name of Lucy Kelson who specialises in fighting for justice for various just causes against big business, one such cause is that of a community centre and she is given a chance to save it provided she goes to work for milionnaire George Wade who is played by Grant. He is a bit of a playboy who does not take anything serioulsy other than having enough money to fund his lifestyle.
She soon finds him a difficult person to work for who seems to only want her opinion as a woman and not as a lawyer and so she giver in her notice to end the working arrangement. You do not need a degree to be able to work out exactly how this plot will develop with the old opposites attract thing going on, somehow the bloke being rich always seems to make this scenario work in the movies.
There are some laughs to be had along the way but I had little empathy for either character and for me this is just lazy film making and to a certain extent I guess we are to blame because we still go and watch this stuff and make it profitable.
Good for TV but I would not want to spend money to see this and I suggest you do the same.
Lucy is a very intelligent Attorney who likes to use her ability for doing good. She is not doing her job for the money she prefers to work for Legal Aid to help those who desperately need it. She also spends her spare time campaigning to save old buildings from being knocked down. Her latest venture sees her protesting against the wade company who want to knock down a local community centre and build a new complex and hotel. Lucy goes to see George Wade and after speaking to him she is offered a job working as his attorney.
George likes Lucy and offers her the job with the condition that he will save her community centre if she helps him secure the land and deal he wants. Lucy is torn about the job but she finally agree to work for him on a short term basis.
The film them moves to 10 months later where Lucy is still working for George and being called at all hours for silly questions and requests. Lucy manages to secure her community centre but decides that she cannot work for George anymore. She gives him her 2 weeks notice but George is not happy as he has come to depend on her.
Will Lucy be able to secure a new job and find a suitable replacement for George and is her community centre really safe?
I read a few reviews on this film recently and though it sounded worth a watch. I do quite like some of the films which both of the stars of this one have been in so thought it would make for good viewing. The storyline was good and I though it was well written.
Hugh Grant played the role of George and I found him to be his usual bumbling British soft man self. He really did not bring anything new to the role from all the others which he has previously played but he still managed to make his character good and believable. He worked very well with Sandra Bullock who played the role of Lucy and I thought there was a good chemistry between them. At the start of the film Lucy was quite a strange character who wore very unusual clothes and lived in a small room with her parents but I liked to see her character grow and change throughout the film. This worked well with the storyline.
There were a few good supporting actors in the film which included Larry Kelson who played George's brother Robert and Alicia Witt who played June. They all managed to bring different aspects to the film and their diversity and differences made for some good viewing.
There were some wonderful shots in the film over the skyline of Manhattan and these for me were wonderful. They were mainly noticeable when the lead characters were in the helicopter but I did notice that they had been added on a green screen but despite this I did think they were wonderful views despite being badly added. The film was shot in Manhattan in the present time so not much time or effort was needed with the scenery or costumes but it all did fit well with the film. The music was good and there were a good few lively tracks which I clearly noticed. The rest of the music was just used for the background and it also fitted in very well.
There is some comedy in this film which comes in the form of visual gags, Lucy plays a slightly daft person who is very clumsy and for me this did make for a few giggles and made the film slightly more light hearted. The main theme is a love story and I think this was a very good one as it was not thrown in our faces and it was only hinted at about the characters feelings for each other. I did enjoy the fact that this was slightly predictable as it meant I did not have to concentrate too hard on what was happening and managed to follow without using too much brain power.
The DVD which I have does have some bonus features which includes:-
Commentary with Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant and Writer / Director Marc Lawrence
Documentary: The making of Two Weeks Notice
I have not watched any of these so I am unable to comment on them.
The running time of this film is 97 minutes and I found this to be a great length and at no point did I start to loos interest. The certificate is a 12 as it does contain mild sex references and language and I do agree with this. I managed to get this from Amazon for just a few pounds and I was happy with the price I paid.
Overall I am going to recommend this film as it is a good chick flick which may be a little predicate but means not much brain power is needed to watch and enjoy this film.
When promoting this film rumours abounded of a relationship between the two stars Sandra Bullock and High Grant and certainly while watching this film Grant has more chemistry with Bullock than he ever did with Julie Roberts in Notting Hill however Two Weeks Notice is still a pretty average romantic comedy.
Bullock plays Lucy Kelson a successful lawyer who is very focused on fighting for the under dog and representing good causes while George Wade played by Grant is an easy going millionaire who enjoys the high life and rarely takes anything that seriously other than making sure he makes enough money to keep his lifestyle. While she is fighting to save a community centre he promises to save the centre if she will come and work for him however he is not an easy man to work for and seems to use her more for everyday advice when he wants a womans opinion rather than legal advice and she promptly gives in her notice which has a two week work condition attached to it.
Only when she is charged with finding her replacement does the romance begin to start between the two and then you have the usual misunderstandings and rather predictable cliff hanger ending.
The film certainly has its funny moments and it sort of meanders along quite nicely towards a ratherinevitable ending. What does make it quite enjoyable is the fact that Grant and Bullock clearly enjoyed working together and this showed through in their performances.
Grant does his usual movie role, he really only has the one character that he does and he is rather good at it I suppose. Not exactly an eart shatteringly good film but not a bad way to spend just under 100 minutes of your life as it will make you laugh and you will probably have enough empathy for the characters to care what happens in the end.
Lucy Kelson and George Wade could not be more different in their outlooks if they came from two different planets. She is a highly principled lawyer always on the lookout for her next worthy cause and he has the playboy millionaire lifestyle that is becoming to the successful businessman that he is! How Lucy ends up working for him at Wade has to be a mystery to both of them! But she does, and there is the basis for the story that is 'Two Week's Notice' (made in 2003) which I found to be a highly entertaining film.
At the start of the film, Lucy (Sandra Bullock) is seen protesting at the demolition of an old building that is making way for a Wade construction. When she realises that another such demolition is set to take place at the Coney Island Community Centre where she lives she tracks George Wade (Hugh Grant) down in an attempt to persuade him to stop the demolition. When she says that she is a lawyer though, he mistakenly believes that she is after a job. When he realises what she really wants, he promises to preserve the centre only if she comes to work for him! As the film progresses, George comes to rely on Lucy in many ways. The problem is that mainly the advice he asks is about what suit to wear or what to say in his next speech rather than drawing on her legal skills. He often rings her in the middle of the night to ask such advice until it reaches the point when Lucy has had enough and gives two week's notice - hence the title of the film!
From the moment she hands in her notice, George does all he can to stop Lucy finding another job, but when he finally concedes, and charges Lucy with finding her own replacement she suddenly experiences some unexpected feelings. Needless to say, towards the end of the film, there are countless misunderstandings and missed opportunities - the staples for any decent romantic comedy (which this is!). The arrival of June who is to be Lucy's replacement certainly does not help matters!
Two Week's notice is a very enjoyable film although you would have to say that it is quite predictable. You can quite often be about three steps ahead of where the characters are but that doesn't matter - it's still good fun and you really don't have to work too hard! It is funny and I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times - and I don't often do that so it means that some bits really are quite funny. Most of the humour is more understated although there are one or two slapstick moments too! My husband watched this film with me, and although it is definitely not his sort of film, he did admit to finding it quite amusing!
I very much enjoyed the performances from both Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant. Both are absolutely right for their respective roles, although in the case of Hugh Grant, he does seem pretty much the same as everything else I have seen him in! There was a distinct chemistry between the two that really seemed to work on screen and was great to watch. There is also an excellent supporting cast contributing to some great all round characterisation.
The film has a running time of 97 minutes which feels about right and it has a 12 rating. You can buy the DVD on Amazon for only £2.98 at the moment which I think is great value.
Although this is a 'film only' review I will just mention that the DVD has these few extras:
Commentary with Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant and writer/ director Marc Lawrence
Documentary: the making of Two Week's Notice
"Two Weeks Notice" appears to be a another misguided early-noughties attempt to revive the 'screwball' romcom as a popular film genre. It stars Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock, as a useless playboy millionaire who's a figurehead for a nasty property development company, and the idealistic young lawyer who comes to work for him, respectively.
There was some very good reason given at the outset for why the Hugh Grant character needed a Harvard- or Yale-trained lawyer to work for him essentially in the role of his glorified personal assistant, but I missed the first five minutes of the film so was never quite sure what the ostensible rational for this was. In any case this plot device was an just a standard film set-up allowing the two main characters - with their clashing moral outlooks - to be brought into close contact with one another, and over time, to fall in Lurve.
If there had been any chemistry at all between the male and female leads, the next hour and a half of the film, consisting of the would-be lovers continually getting their wires crossed and failing to fall immediately into one anothers' beds, would have been entertaining enough - instead of just 'mildly diverting' for the viewing audience. The utter lack any sort of 'spark' between Mr Grant and Ms Bullock was so startling that this, alone, has prompted me to write the current review; it is almost worth watching the film solely to marvel at the total absence of any kind of on-screen sympathy between the two main players. Fortunately this pair of apparently-made-for-each-other characters don't actually come into any sort of meaningful physical contact till right at the end of the film, where they blah blah blah admit their feelings for one another and share a tender kiss; this 'kiss' scene turned out so uncomfortable for me to watch - due to the general levels of awkwardness between the main players - that I came close to turning the player off instead.
Both Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock have in the past shown that they are clearly quite capable of acting in - and being good in - romantic comedies, so I just can't understand what's gone wrong here becasue I have honestly never seen anything like it in a film before. It's something like when they let a member of Joe Public have a go at being front-man or woman for a 'youth' programme on evening telly or something like that; you might think 'bah, TV presenting there's nothing to it, any fool can do that,' - but until you see someone who's really, really crap at it in action, you don't at all appreciate that there is a surprising and unexpected amount of skill involved. I think being convicing in a romantic comedy turns out to be exactly like that for Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock in this case.
Also the film barely even works as a piece of storytelling because the two main characters seem so alienated from one another throughout that it's difficult for the viewer to accept that they are 'supposed' - even within the remit of the script / plot - to be ending up together. It's not rocket science; on the contrary, this is a key assumption with romantic comdies, that you should know from the outset which two characters are going to be pairing off with one another at some point.
On the plus side the film has some really nice aerial shots of New York backgrounds and scenery, and a host of sadly under-used subsidiary characters - such as the Sandra Bullock character's ageing, lefty, cardigan-wearing parents (in particular her awful, preachy Mum). If not with entirely different actors cast in the leading roles, the film might've stood a good chance of being a lot more fun if it had focussed more on these 'less important' folk.
Incidentally the film's title refers to the 'Two Weeks Notice' the Sandra Bullock character has to give before quitting her job with the Hugh Grant guy. This is surprisingly not-really-integral to the plot.
Two Weeks Notice, a film I had heard a bit about but not actually seen, that was until last night. Starring Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant as high up business men/lawyers in a film who seem to love and hate each other at the same time, it's a classic romcom with who appears to be the king of romcom (is Hugh Grant in any other type of film).
The film starts with Bullock and a group protesting against the demolition of certain buildings, when her community center is due to be knocked down she takes action against George Wade (Grant) who's first it is allowing it to go ahead, instead of agreeing to cease the demolition, Wade instead employs Lucy as the firms lawyer instead, working from the inside to give money to charities and communities worthy, she decideds to take the job, not knowing just how strenouous it might be...
The plot is normal, not exactly anything to shout home about, 2 people come together, boss and colleague, work so cloesley together they know each others quirks and end up annoying each other to breaking point, from here on in you don't really need me to tell anything else, the rest of the film kind of plays itself around that, and I certainly shan't say that I didn't see the ending coming...not the least predictable film in the world, but I guess most romcoms can only have one plot.
I thought this film, and especially Hugh Grant, were much funnier than I expected, Grant I had always seen and known to be the classic, love struck and a bit soppy British character, however, he plays a similarly goofy yet funnier character in this film, slightly less Notting Hill/4 Weddings-ish which is certainly not bad thing (despite them being quite good films), I wasn't expecting such a good performance from Grant and Bullock was her usual odd self, although she does seem largly limited in her role of characters, much like Hugh Grant for that matter.
The soundtrack isn't bad, again it has classic romcom pop from both sides of the atlantic, Big Yellow Taxi fits well in this film, being a favourite of mine however thats not hard to understand, I didn't get a chance to look at the special features although I can't imagine them being that great for this film, most romcom special features aren't any good.
Overall, it's a classic romcom, no difference in storyline to 50% of the others and from about the very first 10 minutes the film is fairly predictable, thats not to say it's a bad film, easy to watch, takes 2 hours out of your life to watch a bit of trash film and keep all worries out od your mind, everyone needs to do that one in a while.
Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock create a dynamite comedic duo here despite the fact that the premise is nothing very new.
Bullock is a hapless do-good lawyer campaigning to save a community centre. Abandoned by her not-so-good-as-it-turns-out boyfriend and reduced to a dull life of pro-bono and take aways she gets blackmailed in to taking a job with arch nemesis developer Grant. She is quite hapless in this movie and does evoke pity especially when her new job causes her meagre social life to take a vertical dive.
Grant on the other hand is not a soppy romantic but is not quite convincing as a playboy cad giving little insights in to a more sensitive side adding to the sexual tension and bizarely the charm of the film.
The plot is fairly cliqued although they do shove in a few twists (office suck up - we all know one). The film moves at a reasonable pace however they do seem to slightly elongate some parts which are irrelevant - e.g the before the notice part. Some of the situations used are odd and cringeworthy but do serve to add a sharp and undomfortable dose of reality.
I love romantic comedies, and I am a fan of both Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock, so it's no surprise that I enjoyed Two Weeks Notice. I actually went to see it at the cinema when it was released in 2002, and received the DVD for Christmas the year after, but I have only got round to watching it today. I soon remembered why I liked it in the first place.
The film tells the story of a young lawyer Lucy (Bullock) with a passion for the environment, politics and charity. Seduced by the idea of working for a company that has huge resources which she could put to good use, she becomes an employee of the Wade Corporation, working directly for George Wade (Grant). However after a year or so of working there she realises she has been reduced to a glorified PA, helping Wade to make decisions such as which bed to buy or which tie to wear. Frustrated, she decides to quit and gives two weeks notice, but Wade realises how much he needs her around. She agrees to stay until she can find a suitable replacement, but will that be enough time for both she and Wade to realise what they really mean to each other?
Two Weeks Notice is a really lovely film. It isn't as well known as a lot of Grant and Bullock's other romantic comedies, such as Love Actually, Bridget Jones' Diary or Miss Congeniality, and perhaps rightly so as it doesn't have quite the spark of originality that made those movies stand out, but it certainly doesn't fall far behind in terms of the enjoyment factor.
Both Grant and Bullock are excellent in their parts, though they are playing characters that are quite typecast: Grant is the charming playboy with a heart, and Bullock is the morally upstanding, independent woman who doesn't care about her looks. Neither role really challenges the actors but it doesn't really matter and they are both very adept at pulling off these characters. They have quite a nice relationship too with a bit of chemistry, though they are not the most sizzling on screen couple I've ever seen.
The plot of the film isn't too bad. We all know where it's going and how it's going to end up, but there is a lot of fun along the way (including some amusing moments with a camper van toilet and a fight over a stapler) and it never gets boring. It's one and a half hours of fluffy, light escapism.
There are a couple of nice performances in the supporting roles too, with David Haig (best known as Inspector Grim from The Thin Blue Line) as George's brother, and Alicia Witt as Lucy's possible replacement who has her eye on George.
This is written and directed by seasoned director Marc Lawrence (Miss Congeniality, Miss Congeniality 2 and Music and Lyrics), so you're in experienced hands.
The DVD is available for just £4.98 from Amazon, which is cheaper than a night at the cinema! It includes the original trailer, additional scenes, bloopers, a documentary and a commentary with Lawrence, Bullock and Grant, all of which are worth watching.
This isn't the most amazing or memorable romantic comedy in the world but it is solid, sweet and I would happily watch it again.
I blame my mom for picking this one up. I remember it so clearly as if it was yesterday. She was in HMV picking 3 DVDs, she was looking for a third, and found this one, so she read the back and thought it sounded good, only didn't bother showing me. So when we got home and found out that nothing on TV was on we put this into our DVD Player and I automatically recognised this one, and a second after we both felt like we wasted our money, not in a bad way, but we had already watched this film on TV, so it was incredibly stupid of my mom to pick it up and not noticed, however this is one of those films I could watch repetitively!
The director of this film is Marc Lawrence, he isn't known by many people at all and have only directed this film and "Music and Lyrics" both films are good, but I feel that he isn't brilliant at his job, though saying that, he also writes for films and produces them so I cannot say such a thing
The cast list is shown below:
Sandra Bullock - Lucy Kelson
Hugh Grant - George Wade
Alicia Witt - June Carver
Dana Ivey - Ruth Kelson
Robert Klein - Larry Kelson
Heather Burns - Meryl Brooks
David Haig - Howard Wade
Dorian Missick - Tony
On the list above, I have only included the characters in which the film includes most of, if that makes any sense at all.
Sandra Bullock plays Lucy Kelson. I have to say that Sandra is one of my favourite actresses and she is in my list, I'm hoping to watch every film she appears in though that is highly unlikely to happen as she appears in lots and lots of films. When she acts she fits into her character, she doesn't change them to who she is; she changes herself to that character. This really resembles how good she is at acting! Like for example, I cannot imagine Lucy Kelson becoming Gracie Hart in Miss Congeniality.
Hugh Grant plays George Wade. Now, in my opinion, Hugh Grant is totally different to Sandra Bullock. He doesn't fit into his character, his character has to fit him, you could say that he's very much like Jim Carrey that way because all the characters each of them play are pretty similar which isn't supposed to happen, I can easily imagine George Wade being Daniel Cleaver from Bridget Jones, they are too similar, they should be different, I bet you Hugh Grant can never act out a controlled and geeky sort of person, no way! When, on the other hand, Sandra Bullock could easily fit into any role she wanted to! So obviously Hugh Grant is not one of my favourite actors, though I wouldn't say he's one of my most hateful actors either.
the others are not so famous as Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant, so I thought there would be no point in me boring you any longer with incredibly short actors/actresses profiles
Lucy applies for a job, that she's hoping would help her save the world, only she's been forced to sort out her boss', George Wade's, girlfriends and find the one for him, only she cannot put up with it after her sleepless nights and demanding boss, she decides to hand in her notice, only George can't really believe it and she has to wait 2 weeks until she can leave... Will they admit they like each other?
This seems like a really easy and boring plot, but it's fun and brilliant it's a romantic comedy NOT A CHICK-FLICK though I don't think anyone could call it a chick-flick as it's not girly at all, well that's my opinion. Everyone would love this film, and I so recommend this to you. I think you should go out and buy this DVD now; only it's a bit too late at the moment, so you should plan to get it tomorrow!
Thank you all for reading and rating and I shall return all rates, I promise!
I am re-watching some of my DVD's as I'm trying to save a bit of money, and anything that distracts me from going out and spending has got to be a good thing! Two Weeks Notice was a film I really wanted to see, as I love Hugh Grant (I know, I know, but there's just something about him!) and when I bought this, my boyfriend at the time had a bit of a thing for Sandra Bullock (Apparently she has a sexy voice) and so I thought this would be a great way of persuading him to watch a chick flick!
When we actually watched this though, I remember being quite disappointed. I was expecting a huge romance, however I thought it fell a bit flat, so it's only now, a couple of years later, that I have watched it for the second time...
Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock) is a top lawyer who graduated from Harvard and has strong morals. In the opening scenes we see Lucy and two friends lying in front of a building, protesting because a huge company - Wade Corporation - is going to tear the building down to make apartments. When Lucy finds out that Wade are also going to tear down her beloved local community centre, she decides to speak to George Wade (Hugh Grant) directly, and corners him outside his office one day.
George is an English businessman, and runs Wade together with his brother. He's a bit of a ladies man, and is a little bit spoilt - he can't do anything for himself. When he meets Lucy, rather than giving her the frosty reception she had been expecting, he offers her a job. Whilst Wade is a company that goes against everything Lucy stands for, George tells Lucy that she will have millions at her disposal to use for charity projects, and ultimately this is what makes her say yes.
Fast forward a few months, and Lucy is getting increasingly fed up with her job. George calls her morning, noon and night, and she spends most of her time picking out clothes for him, rather than doing any real work. Lucy has had enough, so decides to hand in her notice, but will George let her go without a fight?
~What I thought~
I think, like most people, I had thought 'Huge Grant = Romantic Comedy', and had been expecting a hugely romantic plot. Although there undoubtedly is a romantic element to this movie, it is not on the same level as others he has starred in, such as Bridget Jones, Love Actually or Four Weddings. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but for me, this is where the film was let down.
Hugh Grant's character George was likeable, but this man seemed so incompetent at times, and utterly reliant on Lucy for everything, that I sometimes found it a little unbelievable that he would be running a hugely successful multinational corporation.
As for comedy, there were a few funny moments, but all a little predictable. George's self-obsessed, egotistical rich kid nature, is sometimes slightly amusing, but again, I don't think it suits a character who is supposed to be a rival to Donald Trump (who actually appears as himself in the movie) and is responsible for a large company.
Saying all that though, the second time I watched this I found it slightly more enjoyable, and the film is certainly watchable. I found it to be steadily placed throughout, with a bit of drama towards the end, but otherwise, plodded along quite a bit. I know I've been quite negative, and to be honest am struggling to find good things to say about it, as all in all the film is just very average, but nevertheless, I would watch it again, and if you're a Hugh Grant fan it's certainly worth a watch, but perhaps it's one to wait until it's on TV, rather than buying the DVD.
Commentry with Hugh Grant, Sandra Bullock and the writer
Documentary - the making of two weeks notice
Running time: 97 min
Im pretty easy going and will sit and enjoy watching anything really, especially if its a good old romantic comedy :), however i have to say i wa disapointed with this film, the characters were not convincing, there seemed to be no on screen chemistry.
I usually enjoy films Hugh Grant is in, (Bridget Jones, Love Actually, About a Boy .. the list goes on) however i wont bother watching this again, its far to slow faced for me.
**The Plot (incase your still interested**
Sandra Bullock Plays the role of Lucy - a Harvard Law School Graduate with strong beliefs and a regular protester..after following in the footsteps of the activist parents.
Hugh Grant is George Wade, a real estate developer. Lucy agrees to work for george (against her better judgement) in exchange for his word that he will not demolish the building of her beloved community centre... i wont say anymore as ill give away the flat ending.
Im sorry to say i havent a good word to say about this film.
Although Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant display little on-screen romantic chemistry in Two Weeks Notice, by having them do what they do best the film manages to work around the missing key ingredient. Bullock is on top form as a bumbling but clever woman who is left ashore by her eco-warrior boyfriend and begins to work (against her better judgement) for Grant, the well-spoken and charming yet inept public face of a multi-million-pound building empire. Although sparks conspicuously fail to fly between them, the two make for genial pals and, as a result, the fact that little romance is evident until the end is actually a bonus. It would be easy to dismiss this as just another Hollywood star vehicle, a formulaic rom-com that could have been produced anytime in the last 50 years or so. But it is impossible to deny that, although offering nothing new, the script does at least work well. In casting the stars exactly to type, making no social comment and leaving the audience happily gorged on feel-good vibes by the end, if nothing else Two Weeks Notice at least offers universal appeal. --Nikki Disney