Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson goes to work for billionaire George Wade as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy's guidance on everything from legal matters to clothing. Exasperated, Lucy gives notice and picks Harvard graduate June Carter as her replacement. As Lucy's time at the firm nears an end, she grows jealous of June and has second thoughts about leaving George.
This romantic comedy about a rich piggy developer (Hugh Grant) and the left-wing lawyer (Sandra Bullock) he hires as his chief counsel is so vague and undernourished it makes one of Nora Ephron's low-cal strawberry sodas seem as tempting as a Philip Barry feast. Beyond being entirely unbelievable, Ms. Bullock's yammering Minnie Mouse and Mr. Grant's stammering Prince Charming have zero romantic chemistry. Stephen Holden
2002-12-20 | Stephen Holden | Read the New York Times Review of Two Weeks Notice