This year plenty of good and warmhearted comedies have
been released. These have been extremely laughable, while
showcasing talent as well. Among these films were Sweet
Home Alabama, The Banger Sisters, and My Big Fat
Greek Wedding. Two Weeks Notice is unfortunately
not one of them. It constantly rehashes old material, and
wastes Bullock and Grantís excellent comedic talents. The
genre has become one big clique, with a few exceptions. My
question is: when will a fresh, new type of humor hit?
The plot follows the typical
romantic-comedy equation, which has become old and tiring.
Two Weeks Notice has a couple of clever and well-written
lines, but they are overshadowed by simplistic situations.
Grant has always played the typical funny-man, that women
love, but here, he is greedy business person, who only shows
true generosity on rare occasion. Bullock proved that she
could do both comedy and drama when the hilarious Miss
Congeniality hit in 2000, but her character in this movie,
Lucy, doesnít reach below skin-deep. I hate to say it, but
Two Weeks Notice is a waste.
Director Marc Lawrence does little
to nothing, literally. All of the shots are perfectly focused,
but there is no creativity in his work. As most recent
teen-oriented movies do, Two Weeks Notice sets out to
obtain as much money as possible, with little work. The film
is comprised of foolishly careless work that wonít please
audiences in the least bit. If youíre looking for a quirky,
light, and charming romance; this is definitely not to see.
The film doesnít play with our emotions in the least bit, and
this leaves it without a purpose. If the screenplay were to
expand on its ideas in a unique way, then it mightíve worked;
but this end result does not.
The characters dull, and stressed
personalities donít help the film as a whole, either. They are
depressed, and not what viewers want to see. The upbeat
characters in Orange County and Legally Blonde
were fun and exciting to watch, while those in Two Weeks
Notice are just stupid. We donít feel for them, and this
is made possible by a combination of bad writing and reckless
acting. I donít see why a major studio would want to put out
this trash! A solid and established franchise like Warner
Brothers shouldnít have to rely on films like these to make
them money. There are many more, better, options.
Two Weeks Notice isnít
horrendous, but itís not exactly durable either. Many people
like romantic comedies, and I donít mind them; but this film,
in particular, wastes good talent. Itís almost disgraceful
that enchanting films, like Harry Potter and the Chamber of
Secrets, were sacrificed from several theatres for this
mediocre material. Similar to Scooby Doo, this flick is
simply flat, for lack of a better term. Two Weeks Notice
will make an entertaining 99 cent rental when the time comes,
but for now; donít bother.
-Danny, Bucket Reviews