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Two Weeks Notice (2002)

  Directed by: Marc Lawrence
Written by: Marc Lawrence
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant
Links: Two Weeks Notice on the IMDb, Official site, Buy on Video, Buy on DVD, Buy the Soundtrack
Genre: Romance

This movie gets: 2.00 (1 rating)
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"Make it stop!" - a review by andy-j

Two of the biggest stars of romantic comedies teaming up to give us more of the same?!? Could it be true? Unfortunately it is.. it is all far too real. Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock star in this film about a female environmentally-conscious lawyer (Bullock) who goes to work for a charmingly handsome bachelor (Grant) in his big money-hungry corporation, in the belief that she will be able to do a lot of good with the power that it will give her. Geez, I wonder what will happen next.. will they perhaps... FALL IN LOVE?!?!?!?!?! A far more interesting question might be how long before I fall asleep?

Two Weeks Notice is up there with the most boring, predictable, generic crap that I've ever seen. It doesn't even live up to the "romantic comedy" genre because, unless you like lots of jokes about Sandra Bullock snoring and Hugh Grant being a charmingly innocent bachelor, it's plain NOT FUNNY. Seriously, I barely cracked a smile throughout the whole thing. The middle-aged ladies next to me were full-on yelping with laughter, which I usually find annoying, but in this case it was a hilariously welcome relief. And where does this thing get off calling itself "romantic"? It doesn't have a romantic bone in its body. It's all been done so many times before that it is annoyingly predictable. When the two potential lovers have a falling-out it feels like it is just delaying the inevitable and it is both highly frustrating and just plain tired. It's insulting.. we're all just sitting in the theatre going "we KNOW you're going to get together, who are you trying to FOOL you stupid movie??". In fact, this movie was so predictable that I basically knew what it would be about before I even saw the preview. I just saw "Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock" and that was enough.

Bullock sucks. She plays the same "cute" character she has in every other movie she's been in and she is unconvincing and totally unremarkable. She's so memorable, in fact, that I can't remember her character's name! And as for Hugh Grant.. well.. after seeing him in About a Boy (2002), I had some respect for him, but the pro-Hugh Grant rally and newsletter that I was planning on launching have now been suspended indefinitely WITHOUT PAY. Again with the freaking rich bachelor who falls wasn't looking for love but finds it and is pure smarmy charmy crappy pappy sappy... arrghhhhhh!!!

I could go on for another couple of paragraphs about how this movie has ruined my life, but I think the message is clear... THIS MOVIE CLEARLY SUCKS!

andy-j gives this movie 2 out of 10.
Review created on Wed 29 Jan 2003

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Reader comments

  1. It's a great show, but not as good as Miss Congeniality

    Rating given: 10

    A comment from Jenna on Wed 07 Jan 2004 14:01 #

  2. It's a great show, but not as good as anything

    Rating given: 2

    A comment from Andrew on Wed 07 Jan 2004 14:45 #

Those who have commented give this movie: 6.00 (2 ratings)

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