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Two Weeks Notice (2002)

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A lawyer decides that she's used too much like a nanny by her boss, so she walks out on him.

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Ruth Kelson
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Larry Kelson
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Howard Wade
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Tony
Joseph Badalucco Jr. ...
Construction Foreman (as Joseph Badalucco)
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Melanie Corman
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Elaine Cominsky
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Rosario
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Helen Wade
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Tiffany
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Storyline

Explores the question of whether it's ever too late to say 'I love you'. The story revolves around Lucy Kelson, a brilliant but neurotic attorney, and her client, who is "charming, irresponsible and fabulously wealthy." Written by SJS

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A comedy about love at last glance. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related humor | See all certifications »
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20 December 2002 (USA)  »

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Untitled Marc Lawrence Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$384,774 (Japan) (30 May 2003)

Gross:

$2,503,631 (Japan) (20 June 2003)
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Trivia

The Coney Island Community Center is in fact the Childs Restaurant Building that went out of business years ago. It was designated a New York City Landmark on February 4, 2003 just one month after the movie was released. See more »

Goofs

As George and Lucy are walking towards the RV while stuck in traffic on the overpass you can see a white lane line dividing the two directions of travel. A white lane line between two lanes indicates both lanes are in the same direction of travel - a yellow line would indicate opposite directions as attempted here. See more »

Quotes

Helen Wade: Would you like anything?
George Wade: I'd love some Milk Duds.
Helen Wade: We don't have any, I could send out for one.
George Wade: Oh, no, don't be ridiculous. If you're going to send out, get a whole box.
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The beginning of the credits shows pictures of Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant as children growing up. See more »


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Mais Oui Mambo
Written by Billy May and Conrad Gozzo
Performed by Billy May
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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Didn't like it much the first time but Enjoyed it a whole lot more during the second viewing
1 May 2008 | by (Fraggle Rock) – See all my reviews

I saw 'Two Weeks Notice' some years ago and didn't like it much. It seemed like a passable romantic comedy. I mean, the acting was overall good, the story a little old... it just felt like it lacked something. However, after having revisited it today, I actually liked it a lot more than before. Once one is passed the first half hour or so, I think he/she can really enjoy the film.

What makes the first half hour or so annoying is it's dragging pace and Hugh Grant. His character just comes across as extremely needy and perhaps it's not Grant's fault but the actor doesn't add anything new to his role. This is the kind of role that made him a star but he seems to have forgotten that there are other genres outside romantic comedy. Perhaps he wants to stick to a safer formula but I wonder how long people will continue watching him in the same kind of films playing similar roles. Anyway, after this initial half hour, he does decent in the acting department as he shows George's growth. We see his He shares a good chemistry with Sandra Bullock.

'Two Weeks Notice' belongs to Sandra Bullock and I think it is her acting and her character that make this film more likable. The woman is naturally beautiful and her comic timing is impeccable and it is no surprise that she's known as one of the finest comedy actresses (and she's great in other roles too). she has some of the best lines and she delivers them with complete ease.

I also loved the dialogues. There are some hilarious one-liners such as the barking chilli dog and the bobcat pretzel. After the dragging initial reel, the story moves at a good enough pace and gets funnier. Lawrence's screenplay and direction are good as the end result looks polished but some editing could have helped to tighten it up.

Overall, I think this funny film deserves a second chance as I liked it a lot more during the second viewing. I'm glad that I chose to watch it again.


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