Two Weeks Notice (BD) [Blu-ray]
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Opposites don't just attract - they hilariously banter, fuss, feud and collide when SANDRA BULLOCK plays an activist lawyer and HUGH GRANT is the eccentric tycoon who hires her in this romantic-comedy romp from the writer of Miss Congeniality]]>
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Even though I was a fan of Bullock's "Murder One," most want to see her only in these light comedies as in her hit last year with "Miss Congeniality." And Bullock has the business-savvy and intelligence to hire the best writers and directors as in Marc Lawrence here.
The story of "Two Weeks Notice" is a trifle: filled with witty repartee between Grant and Bullock and involving a love/hate relationship standard in this type of genre film. With so many of last year's films turning out so deadly serious, this is a relief and a palliative to all that earnestness. Ditto with J-Lo's "Maid in Manhattan."
"Two Weeks Notice will provide you with an hour-and-a-half of smart, funny dialogue performed by two of the best practitioners of this difficult art. And whereas many current comedies require that you leave your brain parked outside at the curb, this one requires that you bring it in the theater with you.
Sandra Bullock is Lucy, a dedicated environmental lawyer following in the "do good save the world" footsteps of her parents. Hugh Grant is the rich shallow playboy developer whose project she wants to halt. He shocks her by offering to hire her; they strike a deal to save her beloved Coney Island neighborhood center from the wrecker's ball in return for her becoming his counsel. Of course, she soon becomes his indispensable aide, eventually becomes disillusioned, and gives her TWO WEEKS NOTICE. Her relacement invokes jealousy in Lucy, the community center is about to be demolished due to George's brother's (and partner) efforts to make their project profitable after cost overruns, and Lucy heads back to her former life in her parent's cramped apartment.
Of course, what the moviegoers have always known is by now dawning on George and Lucy. Namely, they may be as different as day and night but will be miserable without each other. And, so, in the tradition of such feel good films, George overwhelms Lucy with the grand romantic gesture and after some initial confusion and ambilavence she eventually overcomes her doubts and recognizes her true feelings for him.
The pace is right, the jokes mostly work, and the supporting cast is more than adequate. So, go see this when you are in the mood for fun rather than adventure, drama, tension, action or deep meaning. It is about on par from the usual work of Bullock and Grant, but if you are a dedicated fan of either don't expect it to measure up to their best work; the material just isn't stong enough.
Lucy Kelson: You are the most selfish human being on the planet!
George Wade: Well that's just silly. Have you met everyone on the planet?
George Wade: Well, we obviously can't leave you alone with that stapler.
Helen Wade: Would you like anything?
George Wade: I could really go for some Milk Duds.
Helen Wade: We don't have any, I could send out for one.
George Wade: Oh no, don't be ridiculous. If you're going to send out, get a whole box.
Lucy Kelson: Please don't tell me you called me out of a wedding to pick out a suit!
Enjoy the movie! You'll love it, promise!
So, I eagerly went to see "Two Weeks Notice." I had fairly high expectations given the charisma of Bullock and Hugh Grant. By and large, I wasn't disappointed. It was not side-splittingly funny, but there were a number of moments where I chuckled or laughed out loud. The other people in the audience seemed to enjoy it too. I thought that Sandra Bullock did her trademark performance very well, that of the lonely girl next door that steals our hearts. Hugh Grant came across as a sympathetic and charming rogue. As a couple, I thought they looked good together.
Where I felt the movie was weak was a little on plot. I'm not picky, like movie critics who seem to spend their careers sneering at airy little pieces of fluff like "Two Weeks Notice." If you go to see a romantic comedy, you shouldn't go expecting brilliant plot twists. No, instead you go to watch a "feel good" story that's very predictable: Boy and girl meet cute. Boy and girl fall in love. Obstacles arise, but movie ends with boy and girl together.
This being said, there were a couple plot elements that didn't work. I for one did not buy Sandra Bullock as a compulsive over-eater. If she ate the volume of Chinese food we see her ordering several times in the movie she'd be a whale or bulimic, and her character was neither. I also thought that the scene where she got in a cat fight with her romantic rival was a wee bit implausible even for this kind of a film.Read more ›
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One of my favorite romantic comedies. Super funny and sweet. Love it.Published 20 days ago by Squeeze96
A classic 90's romance full of laughter and cheesiness - in the best way possible! ;) Two Weeks Notice has always been one of my favorite... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Corina
Sandra Bullock is awesome in this movie! Incredibly funny and really reminds me of the proposal in a wayPublished 22 days ago by yuliya zhur
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