Two Weeks Notice

2002

Two Weeks Notice

Critics Consensus

Though Two Weeks Notice has nothing new to add to the crowded genre, Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock make the movie a pleasant, if predictable, sit.

42%

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59%

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User Ratings: 273,943
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Movie Info

A woman finds herself attempting to foil one office romance while debating if she should take a chance on another in this romantic comedy. Lucy Kelton (Sandra Bullock) is a top-flight attorney who has risen to the position of Chief Legal Counsel for one of New York's leading commercial real estate firms, the Wade Corporation. However, Lucy's job has one significant drawback -- George Wade (Hugh Grant), the eccentric and remarkably self-centered head of the firm. George seems entirely incapable of making a decision without Lucy's advice, whether it actually involves a legal matter or not, and while she's fond of George, being at his beck and call 24 hours a day has brought her to the end of her rope. In a moment of anger, Lucy gives her two weeks notice, and George reluctantly accepts, under one condition -- Lucy has to hire her own replacement. After extensive research, Lucy picks June Carter (Alicia Witt), a Harvard Law graduate determined to make a career for herself. Lucy soon begins to suspect, however, that June plans to hasten her rise up the corporate ladder by winning George's hand, leaving Lucy to wonder if she should warn George about his beautiful but calculating new attorney -- and whether she should tell George that she has finally realized she's in love with him. Two Weeks Notice was written and directed by Marc Lawrence, who had previously scripted two other box-office hits for Sandra Bullock: Miss Congeniality and Forces of Nature. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Cast

Sandra Bullock
as Lucy Kelson
Hugh Grant
as George Wade
Alicia Witt
as June Carter
David Haig
as Howard Wade
Dana Ivey
as Ruth Kelson
Robert Klein
as Larry Kelson
Heather Burns
as Meryl Brooks
Veanne Cox
as Melanie Corman
Janine LaManna
as Elaine Cominsky
Charlotte Maier
as Helen Wade
Francie Swift
as Lauren Wade
Adam Grupper
as Ex-Mrs. Wade's Lawyer
Mark Feuerstein
as Rick Beck
Mark Zeisler
as Mr. Lowell
Nadine Mozon
as Ms. Gonzales
Tim Kang
as Paul the Attorney
Sharon Wilkins
as Polly St. Clair
Joseph Badalucco Jr.
as Construction Foreman
Rocco Musacchia
as Fisherman
Johnny Dee
as Homeless Man
John Cunningham
as Justice of the Peace
David Aaron Baker
as Man Getting Into Cab
Teagle F. Bougere
as Willie the Bellboy
Mandy Siegfried
as Hana the Hostess
Libby West
as Masseuse
Mike Piazza
as Himself
Shannon Fiedler
as Cookie Girl
Donald Trump
as Himself
Norah Jones
as Herself
Bill Bowers
as Dance Floor Mime
William Thourlby
as Man In Elevator
Elizabeth Owens
as Woman In Elevator
Dori Kancher
as Farewell Party Girl
Marina Lutz
as Lucy's Assistant
Jose Ramon Rosario
as Assemblyman Perez
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  • Feb 14, 2016
    I am always a fan of anything with Sandra Bullock and whilst this was not her best movie it was entertaining enough and was funny in places.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 10, 2014
    This is a romantic comedy just like every other romantic comedy. It is actually a little better than some romantic comedies because there are good one liners. Overachieving women with zero current boyfriends will be able to relate to Lucy's orders for Chinese. "No, it's an order for one. Always for one."
    Juli R Super Reviewer
  • Feb 12, 2014
    This romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock, written and directed by Marc Lawrence, was watchable to degree which allowed me to appreciate the chemistry of the actors. It seems that for this movie response can be mixed, depending on how much do you like the actors. The film received a successful box office run globally, because it was an easy going and not very deep (I didn't want to use the word shallow), and somehow fits the most of the fantasies of the younger generations. The story is about Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock), a liberal lawyer who specializes in environmental law in New York City, and George Wade (Hugh Grant), an immature (and very ignorant) billionaire real estate tycoon who has almost everything. Lucy's hard work and devotion to others contrast sharply with George's world-weary recklessness and greed. When two of them meet it was Lucy's attempt to stop the destruction of the Coney Island community centre from her childhood. To do that she agrees to replace his old Chief Counsel, Amber, ignoring his playboy tendencies... but it doesn't go as planned! The film opened at No. 2 at the U.S. Box office, raking in USD$ 14,328,494 in its opening weekend, behind The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. It had a total domestic gross of $93,354,851 and an overall gross of $199,043,242. I bet Sandra Bullock as a producer was very happy! It is for the fans - and if you don't like the actors it could be annoying... if you like them, do not miss it. Nothing special in it, everything is pretty smooth in directing and in writing, and acting was very professional. That is all I can say.
    Panta O Super Reviewer
  • Jun 30, 2013
    I found this on Netflix and considered it worth the chance due to my fondness of both Bullock and Grant. The two lead characters are quite good but what undermines the good work is a thin plot storyline and the lack of chemistry the characters share. They didn't deserve the rom com ending and I was a little frustrated by the forced conclusion. The film tries very hard to create a fun and likable romantic comedy but Bullock doesn't seem all that interested with the film. She normally nails the slapstick goofy character but here, the character is too intelligent and liked by most. Grant never feels comfortable in the role and attempts a more normal character compared to the bumbling characters he normally portrays. Not without moments but unfortunately it doesn't work for me and I normally enjoy a rom com with some funny awkward moments. 02-07-2017.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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