668. Two Weeks Notice

668-two-weeks-noticeBackground info

Title: Two Weeks Notice
Director: Marc Lawrence
Year: 2002
Run time: 1hr 41m

“Opposites don’t just attract – they hilariously banter, fuss, feud and collide when Sandra Bullock plays an activist lawyer and Hugh Grant is the eccentric tycoon who hires her in this romantic-comedy romp from the writer of Miss Congeniality.”

Live blog

3:32 – “This is just a scare tactic.” “Well, it’s kinda working!”
6:33 – Has she memorised the takeaway menu? Amazing.
9:47 – “You could cut the relaxation with a knife.”
11:55 – Saint Tropez law school sounds amazing.
15:01 – I want a life like Monopoly!
20:51 – Whenever I watch films with yellow legal pads, I covet them, but as soon as it’s over I forget!
24:05 – “From now on I’ll get someone else to handle my divorces.”
28:01 – It is a hideous pink for the dress.
28:38 – “Before you came into my life I could make decisions.”
36:34 – Oh to be brave enough just to stare someone down regardless of rudeness.
39:52 – That’s a really nice chess set. Mmmm. There needs to be an “as seen on screen” shop for chess sets.
42:36 – Oof, nineties sunglasses are not great.
48:58 – Aww, they’re so cute together.
57:23 – That UPS truck is chasing them! Oh but not in the next shot… Traffic continuity error.
1:01:56 – Are you allowed to land your private helicopter just randomly in a car park?
1:03:46 – “All you have to do is use your power for good instead of evil.”
1:11:02 – Couple of random cameos there.
1:19:54 – It seems like the friend really enjoys being married!
1:26:08 – Now that I know egg rolls are spring rolls, like makes a lot more sense.
1:27:39 – “As long as people can change, the world can change.”

Conclusions

We were looking for something to take our minds off what had been a long week and an extremely mind-boggling (Brexit-filled) day. Who better to turn to than Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock? I can’t believe I haven’t seen this one already, given my love for Sandy, but it was the perfect film to rectify the situation.

Well, it was almost perfect. We were looking for something without politics at all, and found ourselves confronted with a couple of George Bush jokes and a Donald Trump cameo!! But other than that hideous scene, it was just what you’d expect of a Grant/Bullock rom-com.

It wasn’t the best film ever, but it had a nice story,  with two great leads who found a natural chemistry. My favourite thing of all was that Sandra’s character was quirky and hippy in her own right, and she didn’t have to change to get the guy.

Rating: 3/5.

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