Ah, the romantic comedy.
Practically the same plot recycled over and over, with more often than not, a nice result. Two Weeks Notice fits nicely into the formula. But it has the added plus of featuring the unofficial King and Queen of the Romantic Comedy, Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant. (OK, so maybe Julia Roberts, and I dunno, some other guy, really merit those titles instead, but I said it was unofficial, so shut up.)
Anyway, it was high time these two paired off on film.
You know, I keep wanting to include an apostrophe in this movie’s title.
Guess I suck at punctuation!
Bullock and Grant are good friends offscreen, and it shows.
There’s a great chemistry there.
She turns in another great performance. Status quo for her, hence it doesn’t seem particularly outstanding. We’re just used to her being this good, I guess.
Same goes for him.
He’s great, as usual too. I guess if I had to compare their performances, I’d give him the edge, but that could be that he has a more interesting character, better lines, etc.
Overall though, they work great together.
Also in the film is Alicia Witt…
I’ve been crazy about this young piano prodigy for quite a while, but:
A) she doesn’t play the piano in the movie, and:
B) I hated her role, and didn’t like her in it. I guess I’m not used to seeing her in it…it was, beneath her…yeah, I think that’s it.
But she’s still milky white and damn it, that’s just fine with me!
Ironically there's another piano playing starlet in a cameo here.
Kind of surprising...her star is definitely on the rise.
So yeah, predictable romantic comedy, exactly what you think it is.
It’s not Notting Hill, My Best Friend’s Wedding, or even While You Were Sleeping, but it’s sweet and fun and watchable.