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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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En romantisk komedie om kærlighed ved sidste blik[Denmark] See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Antoon who plays Norman worked with Hugh Grant in Music and Lyric as well See more »

Goofs

Smudge of lipstick on George Wade's face changes in size from two lines to a full set of lips at the opening party scene. 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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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in The Chase Australia: Episode #2.31 (2016) See more »

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With Plenty Of Money And You
Written by Al Dubin and Harry Warren
Performed by Dick Hyman
Courtesy of Reference Recordings
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Light and effective ROM-COM.
6 February 2010 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

Lucy Kelson {Sandra Bullock} lands a job as chief counsel for a big hitting New York real estate firm that is owned by mega-rich George Wade {Hugh Grant}. He's an engaging enough boss but he's very shallow, and Lucy finds that she's practically running his life for him. So finally tiring of being treated like a Personal Assistant, she gives her two weeks notice of resignation. But can the pair do with out each other? And is there more than a working relationship bubbling under the surface? For his first feature film directing assignment, Marc Lawrence played it safe and got lucky with his lead actors. Whilst hardly setting a new benchmark in the ROM-COM genre, Two Weeks Notice is however witty and not without charm. This is due in the main to the pairing of Grant & Bullock, who play it perky and spark a chemistry so sadly lacking in many other modern day films of its ilk. By their own admission the pair got on great off screen, and that is evident as the pair feed of each other to make the lightweight script work wonders. The dominance of the pair tho leaves little room for the supporting actors to breathe, with many of them coming across as mere fillers. It's this that stops the film from being the great film that Bullock, and particularly Grant's, efforts deserved.

Enjoyable light entertainment that could have been better if more thought had gone into the outer characters. 6.5/10


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