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Two Weeks Notice (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 20 December 2002 (USA)
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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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 Huggo

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Over. Done. Finished. 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  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,328,494, 22 December 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$93,354,851

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$199,043,242
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The film was originally set to film entirely in Toronto due to cheaper production costs, but producer/star Sandra Bullock insisted that a film about New York City must be made in New York City. It ended up being shot entirely on location within a 17-week span. It revitalized the economy of New York City after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 and allowed businesses to flourish once again. In honor of the cast and crew's contribution to the city, December 11th, 2002 was named "Two Weeks Notice" Day by the Mayor of New York City. See more »

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The wrecking ball operator is shown wearing shorts, but in a close-up of his feet he is wearing long trousers. See more »

Quotes

Paul the Attorney: [Lucy is in an interview for a job] Actually, our prosecuting attorney who quit yesterday called this morning and decided to come back.
Lucy Kelson: When did Mr. Wade call?
Paul the Attorney: Mr. Wade didn't call.
Lucy Kelson: WHEN?
Paul the Attorney: Maybe about an hour ago.
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At the end of the credits, a picture postcard is shown with a rendering of the Coney Island Towers project, with the community center preserved as part of the design. See more »

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Featured in There's Something About Romcoms (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Had You
Written by Ted Shapiro, Jimmy Campbell, and Reginald Connelly (as Reg Connelly)
Performed by Dick Hyman
Courtesy of Reference Recordings
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Happy Birthday Heather
7 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

If I was interested in Heather Burns other than eye candy, I would have probably focused on the Miss Congeniality movies. But, in honor of her birthday, I pick a Hugh Grant film just because I like him.

If you are looking for a cute romantic movie, you can never go wrong with Hugh Grant, who is teamed in this one with Sandra Bullock as an environmental lawyer who becomes Grant's legal eagle and mommy. Yes, she gets more than she bargains for and finally gives notice - hence, the title. In typical Grant style, he spends the rest of the movie trying to get her back. Sure, his movies follow the same formula, but they are just fun to watch.

Beside that, you get a great Joni Mitchell song (Big Yellow Taxi) as part of an outstanding soundtrack - another feature of Grant's films.


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