Published on July 5, 2016
Two Weeks Notice is a 2002 romantic comedy film starring Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock from Warner Bros. Pictures. The film 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. Although critical response was mixed, the film received a successful box office run, both in the United States and globally.
Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock) is a liberal lawyer who specializes in environmental law in New York City. George Wade (Hugh Grant) is an arrogant billionaire real estate tycoon who has almost everything and knows almost nothing. Lucy’s hard work and devotion to others contrast sharply with George’s world-weary recklessness and greed.
Lucy meets George in an attempt to stop the destruction of the Coney Island community center from her childhood. He attempts to hire her to replace his old Chief Counsel, Amber. She knows of his playboy tendencies, but he promises to protect the community center if she works for him.
She soon finds that what he really requires is advice in all aspects of his life. She becomes his indispensable aide, and he calls her for every little thing. She finally gets fed up with the situation and gives him her two weeks’ notice of resignation after he sends her a message of an “emergency” while she is at her friend’s wedding, since the emergency is, as she finds out, that he is unable to choose what to wear to an event. He is deeply troubled by her resignation and tries to convince her to stay. He also tries to block her from getting any other jobs, as an attempt to make her stay. He finally gives in and has her train her replacement, the attractive and flirtatious June Carver (Alicia Witt), before she quits. Lucy then becomes jealous of June before she leaves.
After she’s gone, George realizes that his time with her has really changed him, as he keeps the promise he made to her in the beginning even if it means it costs his company millions. Meanwhile, in her new job, Lucy is missing him terribly. He goes in search for her, and they confess their feelings for each other. The movie ends with Lucy ordering take out in her apartment with George making jokes about the size of the apartment. Usually when she orders and is asked how many, Lucy replies, “one,” but this time, with a silly smile, Lucy replies, “This is for two.”
Hugh Grant as George Wade
Sandra Bullock as Lucy Kelson
Alicia Witt as June Carver
Francie Swift as Lauren Wade
Dana Ivey as Ruth Kelson
Robert Klein as Larry Kelson
Heather Burns as Meryl Brooks
David Haig as Howard Wade
Dorian Missick as Tony
Joseph Badalucco Jr. as Joseph Badalucco
Jonathan Dokuchitz as Tom Brooks
Sharon Wilkins as Polly St. Clair
Bill Bowers as Mime
Veanne Cox as Melanie Corman
Janine LaManna as Elaine Cominsky
Iraida Polanco as Rosario
Charlotte Maier as Helen Wade
Katheryn Winnick as Tiffany
Donald Trump as himself
Norah Jones as herself
Mike Piazza as himself