Two Weeks Notice

Synopsis: Harvard educated lawyer Lucy Kelson, following in the footsteps of her lawyer parents, uses her career for social activism. She hides any sense of femininity behind her work. George Wade is the suave public face of the Manhattan-based Wade Corporation, a development firm that Lucy routinely opposes and whose true head is George's profit-oriented brother, Howard Wade. George, who has a reputation as a lady's man, has had as his legal counsel a series of beautiful female lawyers with questionable credentials, they who have more primarily acted as his casual sex partners. Needing a real lawyer, he offers Lucy the job of his legal counsel on a chance meeting. Despite warnings from her parents in working for the "enemy", Lucy, who has no intention of being the latest in his bed partners, accepts the job as she feels she can do more good from the inside, and as George, as part of the job offer, promises not to demolish a community center in a heritage building as part of a development projec
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Marc Lawrence
Production: Warner Bros.
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

I'm an attorney and this

isn't how I argue a case.

You're getting on my nerves!

This building has been here 75 years.

It deserves to remain for the community...

...because it represents

the ideals of that time!

The community deserves to have

this as a landmark. It is something to...

And we're removing it from

our children's children. You go back here.

This a community theater, and everyone

should benefit from this building!

This is your last warning!

We got a permit to take down this building!

I have a permit that allows me

to gather for the purpose...

...of expressing my constitutionally

protected right of free speech!

- You want to get killed, lady?

- Sir, according to city code...

- Forget about your code!

- Section 245:
If a landmark's committee...

- Forget about the code, lady!

- When a landmark's committee decision...

- Lady, you're in violation here!

- Have you ever read the Constitution?

Take it up, Charlie!

Watch this constitution.

- Do you read?

- Come on, clear the area!

Yeah, you're clear. Go ahead.

Okay, you guys,

this is just a scare tactic.

- That's all this is.

- Well, it's sort of working.

Meryl, they do productions from the Y here,

productions with little people!

The Nutcracker and Hair. We have

to lie down in protest. Take out your mats.

Here, I've got your protective eye gear,

your sun block and your wet naps.

- Everybody, lie down in protest!

- You better get out of the way.

- We will prevail!

- You will go to jail!

Tom! Lock arms.

- I'm not feeling great about this.

- Have a little faith, please.

Meryl, would you marry me?


Oh, my God! Yes!

Shut this down, Charlie.

- I love you.

- Hey, you guys, they stopped.

You're good luck. There is justice

in the world. We prevailed!


Crazy lady!

- We should call our parents.

- Guys, here are your wet naps.

- Oh, thanks.

- Thanks. We had a good time.

- I'm glad. Bye.

- Bye.

Bye. Thank you.

I'll pay you back

this time, guys. I promise.

What are parents for, if not to bail

their daughter and her friends out of jail?

So did they knock it down?

I'm not getting through to people.

Why don't people respond to me?

Honey, Wade Corporation is not people,

it's a heartless profit machine.

And it's getting worse all the time.

They're bidding

on the Surf Avenue lot.

They wanna put up condos

and tear down the center.

Wait, our community center?

My community center?

Come on, honey,

let's discuss it over dinner.

No, Dad, you know what? I'm just tired.

I think I'll just go home.

Hi, honey, it's Ansel.

I'm sorry, but I'm not gonna

make it back for your birthday.

We got a lot of new trainees onboard

and they put the green in Greenpeace.

But I'm saving whales

and thinking of you. Love you.

Yeah, hi, Mr. Wong. Lucy Kelson.

Fine. I would like a number 17...

...a number fou... Number five.

No. Number seven? Seven.

Can I get the number four

without the garlic sauce?

Okay, and then maybe

two orders of number 26.


Yes, it's for one.

And that's it.

No! Give me a number eight.

Give me two number eights.



Okay. Bye.

When they told me I'd been chosen

the Medical Center's Man of the Year...

...I assumed it had

something to do with...

...the millions we have contributed

to the new pediatric wing.

But as it turns out, I had my appendix

removed earlier this year...

...and under anesthesia,

I apparently proposed marriage... every nurse in the hospital.

Including the many attractive male nurses.

Why are pediatrics

so important to Wade?

I think feet are very important,

aren't they?

I'm just teasing. I know there's

more to pediatrics than feet.

- Thank you very much.

- Thank you. Always nice to see you.

- George, congratulations.

- Hey, Terry, how are you?

- Still slicing people up?

- Indeed.

Yeah, I bet you are.

Hi, there. Oh, yes, the Emile family.

Lovely. So good.

- Hi.

- Nice to see you. Take care.

Melanie Corman.

Hospital administration.

My friend Elaine Cominsky wants

to meet you, but she's shy. Is that okay?

That's fine. I've been too nervous

to meet Elaine myself.

- Good. Don't move. Great tie, by the way.

- Thanks. I was rather nervous about it.

- Hey.

- Hey.

- Hey, your brother wants to see you.

- What? Now? Tonight?

Yeah, that's what he said. Although

sometimes it's hard to tell with the accent.

This is Elaine.

- Oh, hello.

- Hi. Would you sign my GQ?

Oh, GQ! I see what you mean.

Sorry, I thought it was a medical term.

You had me all excited.

- "To Elaine, George Wade."

- Thank you.

Hang on just one second.

There's no way I'm running up

to Westchester just because he calls.

It's absurd. He'll just have to wait.

- Right on. Hey, man, forget him.

- Yeah.

- Should I get the car?

- Yes, get the car.

- Good evening, Mr. George.

- Good evening, Rosario.

- Excellent new hairdo.

- Mr. George.

No, I'm serious. You look like

a young Imelda Marcos.

- Hello, George.

- Hello, Helen.

Don't you think Rosario

looks particularly lovely tonight?

I hadn't really noticed.

Rosario, the children need baths, please.

Yes, Miss Helen.

- So how are the kids, apart from dirty?

- They're fine.

- Can I get you anything?

- I'd love some Milk Duds.

We don't have any.

I could send out for one.

Oh, no, don't be ridiculous.

If you're going to send out, get a whole box.

- Howard is in the gym.

- Right.

Forty-five minutes, 6.5 miles an hour,

at an elevation of three.

It's incredible how much

more relaxed I feel.

- Helen does an hour a day too.

- Yes, you both seem extremely relaxed.

You can cut the relaxation with a knife.

So why am I here, Howie?

We lost the West Side waterfront deal

because your chief counsel...

...your latest model/attorney...

...forgot to file

an Environmental Impact Report.

I will admit that the law

is not Amber's strong point.

- That's why I fired her.

- No, I fired her.

Just as I fired Debbie

from St. Barts' Law School...

...and Stacy from Online Law School.

I want someone from Yale or Columbia

or from the continental United States.

Women of that level of intellectual ability

often find me shallow.

- Then hire a man.

- Don't be absurd.

Because they wouldn't sleep with you?

No, because it would make you

and Dad too happy.

Dad has been dead for 10 years.

Well, there is no reason for him

to start enjoying himself now.

You need someone who can write

a brief instead of removing yours.

And she can handle your divorce

while she's at it.

You are still getting divorced?

Unless my ex-wife decides to fall in love

with me again, or for the first time, yeah.

No! Why do you always

find that so funny?

- It's very hard to say.

- Hire a real attorney by tomorrow.


- Hello, have a good day.

- Thank you, ma'am.

- So you're Russian, you say?

- 100%% .

Hence, blond hair,

blue eyes, cheekbones.

Sorry to have kept you so long, but at least

I feel I know everything about you.

And I you. You know, usually I'm so nervous

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Marc Lawrence

Marc Lawrence (born Max Goldsmith, February 17, 1910 – November 28, 2005) was an American character actor who specialized in underworld types. He has also been credited as F. A. Foss, Marc Laurence and Marc C. Lawrence. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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