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TWO WEEKS NOTICE

An unprincipled, womanizing Manhattan real-estate tycoon hires a brilliant, cute-as-a-button lawyer who turns out to be more interested in cleaning up the environment than bedding down with her boss. At least, for the first week or so.

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CAST: Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Alicia Witt, Dana Ivey, Robert Klein, Heather Burns, David Haig, Dorian Missick

DIRECTOR: Marc Lawrence

"Breezing along on gusts of stale air and perky inanities, 'Two Weeks Notice' is a romantic comedy so vague and sadly undernourished that it makes one of Nora Ephron's low-cal strawberry sodas seem as tempting as a Philip Barry feast...Its most ambitious joke is to give Lucy [SandraBullock] a sudden attack of diarrhea in the middle of a traffic jam...ambling through their screwball paces, the stars exhibit so little personal chemistry that they seem barely aware of each other." -- Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"Walking into 'Two Weeks Notice' at the end of a hectic day, week, month and year, I wanted it to be a typical romantic comedy starring those two lovable people, Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant. And it was. And some of the dialogue has a real zing to it. There were wicked little one-liners that slipped in under the radar and nudged the audience in the ribs... The last half of the movie basically involves the key characters being nicer than we expect them to be, more decent than we thought and less cranked-up into emotional overdrive. The result is a certain loss of energy. I liked the movie, anyway." -- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"'TwoWeeks Notice,' the first romantic comedy teaming Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant, evokes such deja vu, you'd swear you'd already fallen asleep on the damned thing in the middle of the night on HBO...It would be nice to report that Grant and Bullock have great chemistry, but the truth is that they both indulge in their own brand of shameless mugging without much regard for each other - until the inevitable clinch." -- Lou Lumenick, The New York Post

"The hard-to-predict and absolutely essential chemistry between the down-to-earth Bullock and the nonchalant Grant proves to be sensational, and everything meshes in this elegant entertainment...It is a lovely, amusing diversion from the start, but the depth of its poignancy by the time it's over comes as a surprise." -- Kevin Thomas, The Los Angeles Times

"There's an airlessness to this Hugh Grant-Sandra Bullock matchup that defuses whatever fireworks might have erupted, had the timing been a little sharper, the gags a little more consistent --and if there hadn't been so much darn character development...Grant, one of the best comic actors around, is first-rate, making George slightly goofy and quite believable as a man performing a job that's beneath him and has compensated by being deliberately eccentric. Bullock is a terrific foil, burying Lucy's attraction to George beneath a Brighton Beach's worth of semi-hardshell finish." -- John Anderson, Newsday