A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.
Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
Harvard educated lawyer Lucy Kelson, following in the footsteps of her lawyer parents, uses her career for social activism. She hides any sense of femininity behind her work. George Wade is the suave public face of the Manhattan-based Wade Corporation, a development firm that Lucy routinely opposes and whose true head is George's profit-oriented brother, Howard Wade. George, who has a reputation as a lady's man, has had as his legal counsel a series of beautiful female lawyers with questionable credentials, they who have more primarily acted as his casual sex partners. Needing a real lawyer, he offers Lucy the job of his legal counsel on a chance meeting. Despite warnings from her parents in working for the "enemy", Lucy, who has no intention of being the latest in his bed partners, accepts the job as she feels she can do more good from the inside, and as George, as part of the job offer, promises not to demolish a community center in a heritage building as part of a development ... Written by
British author Lynne Truss pointed out that the title of the film is grammatically incorrect. In her best-selling style book 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation', she correctly establishes that the title is missing an apostrophe ("Two Weeks' Notice"), thereby denoting proper possession of the title's subject. The original hardcover edition of 'Eats, Shoots, & Leaves' also featured Truss in her author's photo, glaring at the poster and holding a marker where the apostrophe should be. See more »
During the conversation between Lucy and George, in the men's restroom, Lucy's hair is light brown and frizzy, and when Lucy is about hug George her hair nice and dark and smooth. See more »
George, I think you're the most selfish human being on the planet.
That is silly. Have you met everyone in our planet?
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The beginning of the credits shows pictures of Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant as children growing up. See more »
"Two Weeks Notice" tells of the romantic misadventures of a playboy tycoon (Grant) and a "greenie" attorney (Bullock) who can't seem to get along until they finally realize what they can't get along without is each other. On the downside, the film is the usual romcom fare with nothing in particular to distinguish it from a panoply of peers. On the up side, the flick is chock full of Lawrence's humor which made "Miss Congeniality" and "Forces of Nature" so enjoyable. Entertaining stuff worth a look for Bullock or Grant fans and romcom junkies. (B-)
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