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Yes, apparently I'm on a Sandra Bullocks trip at the moment, but truth be told, she's made very, very few movies that I don't like. I didn't like this one quite as much as The Proposal as the chemistry wasn't quite as believable, and I just generally didn't care much for Hugh Grant's character, but it was still a fun movie.
|Sandra Bullock||Lucy Kelson|
|Hugh Grant||George Wade|
|Alicia Witt||June Carver|
|Dana Ivey||Ruth Kelson|
|Robert Klein||Larry Kelson|
|Heather Burns||Meryl Brooks|
|David Haig||Howard Wade|
|Veanne Cox||Melanie Corman|
|Janine LaManna||Elaine Cominsky|
|Charlotte Maier||Helen Wade|
|Tim Kang||Paul the Attorney|
"A comedy about love at last glance."
"Over. Done. Finished. A comedy about love at last glance."
Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock) is a liberal lawyer who specializes in environmental law in New York City. George Wade (Hugh Grant) is an immature billionaire real estate tycoon who has almost everything and knows almost nothing. Lucy's hard work and devotion to others contrast sharply with George's world weary recklessness and greed.Lucy meets George in an attempt to stop the destruction of the Coney Island community center from her childhood. He attempts to hire her to replace his old Chief Counsel, Amber. She knows of his playboy tendencies, but he promises to protect the community center if she works for him.She soon finds that what he really requires is advice in all aspects of his life. She becomes his indispensable aide, and he calls her for every little thing. She finally gets fed up with the situation and gives him her two weeks' notice of resignation after he sends her a message of an "emergency" while she is at her friend's wedding, since the emergency is, as she finds out, that he is unable to choose what to wear to an event. He is deeply troubled by her resignation and tries to convince her to stay. He also tries to block her from getting any other jobs, as an attempt to make her stay. He finally gives in and has her train her replacement, the attractive and flirtatious June Carver (Alicia Witt), before she quits. Lucy then gets jealous of June before she leaves.After she's gone, George realizes that his time with her has really changed him, as he keeps the promise he made to her in the beginning even if it means it costs his company millions. Meanwhile, in her new job, Lucy is missing him terribly. He goes in search for her, and they confess their feelings for each other. The movie ends with Lucy ordering take out in her apartment with George making jokes about the size of the apartment. Usually when she orders and is asked how many, Lucy replies, "one," but this time, with a sly smile, Lucy replies, "this is for two."
Theatrical : 2002-12-20 : United States of America
DVD : 2003-04-29