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Two Weeks Notice (2002)

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

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Marc Lawrence
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Joseph Badalucco Jr. Joseph Badalucco Jr. ... Construction Foreman (as Joseph Badalucco)
Jonathan Dokuchitz Jonathan Dokuchitz ... Tom
Veanne Cox ... Melanie Corman
Janine LaManna ... Elaine Cominsky
Iraida Polanco Iraida Polanco ... Rosario
Charlotte Maier Charlotte Maier ... Helen Wade
Katheryn Winnick ... Tiffany
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Storyline

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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This winter, take a second look at the one beside you. 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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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Marc Lawrence Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mark Feuerstein, who is listed in the credits, had all his scenes cut from the final cut of the movie, although you can see part of his head during the wedding scene as Sandra Bullock's character leaves the church. See more »

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When Lucy comes into George's apartment, June is getting a beer out of the fridge then she goes over to Lucy, the fridge door is still open, however, it is shut in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

George Wade: This whole project is worth about 50 million in profits.
Ruth Kelson: No offense, but I think it's *immoral* for one person to acquire that much wealth. How do you sleep at night?
George Wade: Well, I have a machine that simulates the sound of the ocean.
Larry Kelson: Do those really work?
George Wade: Oh, yes, quite well actually.
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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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Didn't like it much the first time but Enjoyed it a whole lot more during the second viewing
1 May 2008 | by ChrysanthepopSee 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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