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Two Weeks Notice

2

It was fun while it lasted. But after his triumphant turns as shit and slacker respectively in Bridget Jones's Diary and About A Boy, Hugh Grant's clearly fallen off the funny wagon again. He's joined by Sandra Bullock in what has sadly become her permanent residence - a steaming pile of rom-com blandness.

In a star-vehicle premise constructed from old twigs and candy floss, self-absorbed, charming billionaire George Wade's (Grant) inability to wipe his arse without a second opinion prompts his put-upon, idealistic lawyer (Bullock) to quit. If you can't guess the rest, then this is probably your kind of film.

You'd be hard pushed to find two more likeable leads, but director Marc Lawrence unwisely builds his debut film solely on the pair's chemistry. Without a script that raises more than sympathetic smiles, the duo meander through the motions, failing to notice their characters have absolutely nothing in common.

Film Details

  • 12A
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: October 1st 2003

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