Tuesday, 3 May 2016



FILM 1516: TWO WEEKS NOTICE

TRIVIA: The film was originally set to film entirely in Toronto due to cheaper production costs, but producer/star Sandra Bullock insisted that a film about New York City must be made in New York City. It ended up being shot entirely on location within a 17-week span. It revitalized the economy of New York City after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 and allowed businesses to flourish once again. In honor of the cast and crew's contribution to the city, December 11th, 2002 was named "Two Weeks Notice" Day by the Mayor of New York City.

Sandra Bullock orders Chinese food from a "Mr. Wong". In While You Were Sleeping (1995), she says while hoisting a Christmas tree though her window "$45 for a Christmas tree and they don't deliver? You order $10 worth of chow mein from Mr. Wong they bring it to your door." In both movies Bullock's character is named "Lucy".

The Coney Island Community Center is in fact the Childs Restaurant Building that went out of business years ago. It was designated a New York City Landmark on February 4, 2003 just one month after the movie was released.

The house George's brother lives is actually one of Donald Trump's homes. Trump lent his Westchester home to the production and filmed a cameo for the film.

British author Lynne Truss pointed out that the title of the film is grammatically incorrect. In her best-selling style book 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation', she correctly establishes that the title is missing an apostrophe ("Two Weeks' Notice"), thereby denoting proper possession of the title's subject. The original hardcover edition of 'Eats, Shoots, & Leaves' also featured Truss in her author's photo, glaring at the poster and holding a marker where the apostrophe should be.

In the scene where Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant are on her apartments roof top, eating cake, she describes her childhood past of watching the neighborhood sitting on the corners watching the kids play. She mentions a Mr. and Mrs. Goldfarb sitting in the middle of the street to save a parking spot for their kid. This is a small nod toward the movie Requiem for a Dream, where a Mrs. Goldfarb sits on the neighborhood corner in lawn chairs with her apartment lady neighbors.




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