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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Australia

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

Gross USA:

$93,354,851

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$199,043,242
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Coney Island Community Center is in fact the Childs Restaurant Building that went out of business years ago. It was designated a New York City Landmark on February 4, 2003 just one month after the movie was released. See more »

Goofs

While on Coney Island to promote the construction of the new community center, George and Lucy can be seen wearing Wellington boots. In the following long shot, we see them walking away with Lucy's parents, and George is wearing street shoes. See more »

Quotes

Larry Kelson: [talking to Lucy on the phone] Come over for some strawberry ice-cream.
Ruth Kelson: [ripping the phone out of his hand] Oh, you have Tofutti! You heard what the doctor said, your cholesterol is over 300! You're... basically a solid.
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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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The Nearness Of You
Written by Hoagy Carmichael and Ned Washington
Performed by Norah Jones
Courtesy of Blue Note Records, a Division of Capitol Records, Inc.
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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Screwball romantic comedy isn't dead yet
23 December 2002 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

TWO WEEKS NOTICE (2002) *** Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein, Dorian Missick, Heather Burns, Jason Antoon. Charming screwball romantic comedy with Bullock as an A-type/neo-hippie cum grass-roots lawyer who finds herself employed by wealthy conglomerate merger type businessman Grant and after attempting to get him to change his ways gives her titular ultimatum only to discover – you got it – they are really meant for one another. The film may be formulaic but its stars have that special, instant and utterly natural chemistry together helped with a crackling zingerfest screenplay by its director Marc Lawrence who manages to make the creaky device work even if its last act is by rote and Witt as Bullock's replacement (in more ways than one) is a pallid shadow of `All About Eve' .


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