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DVD Reviews: Two Weeks Notice


The Final Say!

Feature Score:
7.5/10
DVD Extras Score
7.0/10

Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: 22 May 2003
Distributed by:
Roadshow Home Entertainment
Running Time: 97 Minutes

Once again both Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock reprise roles that they have delivered in other movies albeit under different names for their respective characters.

So what's this one about? Well Hugh Grant plays the role of George Wade, incompetent billionaire who is in the property game. Needing good legal representation he hires Lucy Kelson (Bullock), who is a activist for the downtrodden and fighting desperately to save the local community centre which Wade needs to knock down to complete a project.

In a twist of fate, the two run into each other when Lucy is trying to convince George of the need to retain the community centre. A deal is made and in exchange for Lucy's services, Wade agrees to save the centre. Instead of being involved in corporate law, she finds herself a virtual slave to this most indecisive man, making decisions about every facet of his life, including things as trivial as what tie he should wear on a particular day.

Things finally come to a head and Lucy can't take anymore of this selfish man's whimsical ways and finally she hands in.... her Two Weeks Notice.

The movie is full of nice little twists and turns as the two come to realise that they care about each other and the two actors work well together. Whilst I really enjoyed the movie from the start to the very finish, it certainly wasn't riveting and the actors are playing roles that they have both done before on many and occasion. Somewhat highlighting this is the fact that the movie was written by the same writer behind Miss Congeniality, another movie that I enjoyed tremendously, also starring Miss Bullock. This film was also produced by Bullock.

The disc looks and sounds great and really didn't present a problem. The subject material didn't need any real bells and whistles to make it shine, the ability of the actors and funny storyline made this most enjoyable, the sort of film that can be watched more than once which is a nice thing.

As far as extras are concerned on this disc, it is choc a block full of goodies. The audio commentary is most informative, however it would have been nice if Hugh Grant could also have contributed to it, instead of just Sandra Bullock and director Marc Lawrence. Whilst the making of is informative, it's always things like the gag reel and other outtake type of features that I watch first.

To quote Goldmember, ahhh this ones a keeper!

Two Weeks Notice Features

  • Audio Commentary by Sandra Bullock and director Marc Lawrence
  • The Making of Two Weeks Notice
  • Additional Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Cast & Crew Film Highlights
  • Theatrical Trailer

 

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