Two Weeks Notice (2002)



Critic 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.

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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
PG-13 (for some sex-related humor)
Comedy , Romance
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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
Joe Badalucco
as Construction Foreman
Janine LaManna
as Elaine Cominsky
Iraida Polanco
as Rosario
Charlotte Maier
as Helen Wade
Jason Antoon
as Norman
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
Becky Ann Baker
as RV Woman
Adam LeFevre
as RV Man
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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All Critics (121) | Top Critics (33)

Structurally, the film's off-kilter. The start of the relationship is rushed through, while the supposedly crucial notice period feels increasingly directionless. Which leaves the comic strand - and that, by and large, delivers.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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This is the kind of movie where the big scene is a man shot out of a cannon into a vat of ice cream.

January 16, 2003
New York Observer
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Instead of using George and Lucy's most obvious differences to ignite sparks, Lawrence desperately looks elsewhere, seizing on George's haplessness and Lucy's personality tics.

Full Review… | January 8, 2003
Top Critic

The film's essentially over by the meet-cute.

Full Review… | December 25, 2002
Village Voice
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This thing works on no level whatsoever for me.

December 23, 2002
Ebert & Roeper
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A pleasant romantic comedy.

December 20, 2002
Houston Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Two Weeks Notice

Two Weeks Notice is basically saved by the really good actors in it, especially Grant and Bullock. There are some laughs here and there, but there's nothing remarkable about the film so this is standard rom-com entry.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

This was before I found Sandra Bullock attractive. Hugh Grant is serviceably dapper. Oddly enough, years after I saw it for the first time, I still remember the beginning and ending with Lucy ordering enough Chinese food to feed a small village to reveal it was only for one, then at the end, for two. Aww.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer


Nice chemistry between Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock. I like the relationship between Bullock's character and her parents; how she couldn't escape the noose, er, I mean, the umbilical cord. I like the message: you can do a lot of good with a vision and a lot of money. I wish Grand and Bullock would do more together because their quirky styles really gel, in my opinion.

Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

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