Going into this movie, I fully expected it to suck. In general, it's hard to stomach this entire genre. Being a woman, I feel rather insulted rom-coms are supposed to be MY kind of movie. Historically, rom-coms have been pretty uneven, sugary sweet and wholeheartedly predictable. While I can say Two Weeks Notice is the latter, it's not really any of the former.Sandra Bullock plays Lucy Kelson, a "working for the people" laywer whose roots are embedded in preserving buildings, staging protests for said buildings and being a staunch liberal. Enter George Wade, played by Hugh Grant. Wade is a semi-charming, self-absorbed millionaire that owns one of New York City's top commercial real estate developing firms. Of course, Wade Corporation wants to take over (and knock down) the buildings Lucy has deemed herself protector of.
In the very hurried beginning, George offers Lucy a job as his Chief Counsel in exchange for preserving her childhood community center. Over the course of a year or so, we see George driving Lucy insane by phoning her at all hours of the night, giving Lucy an ulcer and calling in an "emergency" when he has to pick out a suit.
Naturally, along the way, you can see a relationship building. George takes care of Lucy the best he can, by providing her with his wit and monetary presents. She has the corner office, a nice car and a brand new apartment. Lucy puts up with the bowlful of crap he slings at her daily with the fondness of a mother looking after a child that just refuses to grow up.
By the time Lucy decides she has had enough, the two have fallen into a rhythm that is normally only seen in married couples. Lucy figures she's paid her debt and would like to get on with her normal life - thus enters the catalyst and Lucy's replacement, June (Alicia Witt). But wait! Lucy is having second thoughts about leaving George in the hands of someone else? Someone younger, less experienced and possibly attracted to George? Hunh!From here out, I'm sure you can guess what happens. And you probably aren't entirely wrong. For a "rom-com", this one seems to have a lot more laughs, a bit more plot and a ton more brains than your typical Maid in Manhattan fare.