TWO WEEKS NOTICE (2003) Romantic-comedy formula rears its pretty head, this time in the form of Bullock as a supposedly plain, granola-chomping lawyer who takes a job with Manhattan…
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TWO WEEKS NOTICE (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Apr 29, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Comedy, Romance; With: Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Romantic-comedy formula rears its pretty head, this time in the form of Bullock as a supposedly plain, granola-chomping lawyer who takes a job with Manhattan corporate giant Grant (doing his usual lovable British commitmentphobe) to stop his company from tearing down a beloved community center. The darling duo makes perfectly pleasant work of ripping off such chick-flick forerunners as The American President (activist woman falls for the man she's fighting) and The Wedding Planner (man helps uptight, workaholic woman loosen up, complete with drunken-confession scene). The problem? Our only proof that these two belong together is that they're stuck in a predictably standard plot that can lead to only one possible conclusion.

Originally posted May 02, 2003 Published in issue #708 May 02, 2003 Order article reprints