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Two Weeks Notice
(2002)
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Composed, Arranged, and Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Sonny Kompanek
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(January 28th, 2003)
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Regular U.S. release, but out of print as of 2008.
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Buy it... if no quantity of conservatively pretty romantic comedy underscore for small ensembles is enough to satisfy your desire for intimate piano, guitar, bass, organ, and percussion performances of easy harmony.

Avoid it... if you demand at least a minimal lasting impression to be left upon you by your film scores, even ones as light and inconsequential as this.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,765
WRITTEN 10/19/09
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Two Weeks Notice: (John Powell) Perhaps the only really interesting aspect of the 2002 romantic comedy Two Weeks Notice is the fact that actress Sandra Bullock produced the film herself but managed to be completely outshined on screen by her leading co-star. All of the charisma in this unlikely pair destined for a silver screen kiss exists courtesy of Hugh Grant, who plays the extremely wealthy businessman whose corporation redevelops dilapidated neighborhoods in big cities with modern projects. Bullock is a feisty attorney representing the other side, trying to protect historic structures from unglamorous destruction at the hands of people like the corporate scum represented by Grant's character. Circumstances lead Bullock's character into the employ of Grant's, where she has constant conflict with him until she resigns her position. At that point, romance is a factor and the story ends with the necessary syrupy realization of the developing connection. Although the film was obviously a Bullock vehicle, her performance isn't really likable enough to allow Two Weeks Notice to compete with the modern classics of the romantic comedy genre, and screenwriter Marc Lawrence's debut behind the camera wasn't particularly inspiring, either. If everything about Two Weeks Notice seemed tethered too tightly to the tired formula of the genre, then its score was guilty of contributing to that functional, but rather stale flavor. Composer John Powell was already well on his way to establishing himself apart from other collaborators of Hans Zimmer by the time this assignment came along, though scores ranging from this one to Evolution, Gigli, and others of little consequence didn't gain him much interest from his otherwise action-oriented fanbase. His work for these productions is workmanlike and pleasant, sometimes, as in Gigli, showing glimpses of true character in instrumentation and the avoidance of genre stereotypes. Unfortunately, Two Weeks Notice is as pleasantly boring as it could be, using a small ensemble to charm its way through its role beyond the usual song placements. It's music that Powell could have nearly adlibbed on the spot during the recording sessions, relying upon a dozen or so musicians in an intimate mix to convey easy harmony at low volumes.



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Average: 2.56 Stars
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Total Time: 30:17
• 1. Love Theme (1:38)
• 2. Divorce (1:24)
• 3. Take Away (2:40)
• 4. Trying to Get Fired (1:31)
• 5. Helicopter Ride (2:30)
• 6. In the Limo (0:51)
• 7. Bobcat Pretzel (3:15)
• 8. Protest (1:26)
• 9. Interviews (0:44)
• 10. Emergency (1:40)
• 11. Absolutely Beautiful (2:41)
• 12. Sad Bowels (2:51)
• 13. George's Speech (2:44)
• 14. Finale (3:42)
• 15. Epilogue (0:43)

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The insert includes a list of performers, but no extra information about the score or film.
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