Two Weeks Notice

Movie Review by Nigel A. Messenger

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein, Heather Burns

Director: Marc Lawrence

Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant team up for this lightweight romantic comedy that may be a familiar formula but still brings quite a few smiles along the way.

Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock) is a lawyer who takes a job working for George Wade (Hugh Grant), the multi-millionaire head of a giant corporation. The job is as much looking after George and advising him on which shirt to wear as it is advising him on a business deal.

Lucy is totally dedicated to her job and she is good at what she does but as George’s demands on requiring her opinion increase, her personal life becomes non-existent and she decides to leave the company. However George has become totally reliant on Lucy and does everything to stop her leaving until he finally accepts her two weeks notice.

Sandra Bullock’s character really isn’t very far from the character she played in MISS CONGENIALITY. Again she doesn’t think very highly about her appearance and she doesn’t acknowledge her growing feelings about her boss – all this will change of course as in MISS CONGENIALITY.

Hugh Grant plays… well, Hugh Grant – but he does it well and comes across as a likeable character.

TWO WEEKS NOTICE is in many ways MISS CONGENIALITY 2 only with a different setting, which is not really surprising, as it seems to share half the same crew. Well ok, probably not half but it’s certainly got the same writer and shares a few other behind the scenes people.

I thoroughly enjoyed MISS CONGENIALITY and I have to say I also enjoyed TWO WEEKS NOTICE, not as much, but I still had quite a few laughs and it left me in a good mood at the end, which really is the point of this kind of movie.

TWO WEEKS NOTICE is definitely worth a congenial evening’s viewing.

4 out of 6 stars

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