Millionaire George Wade (HUGH GRANT) doesn't make a move without Lucy Kelson (SANDRA BULLOCK), his multi-tasking Chief Counsel at the Wade Corporation. A brilliant attorney with a strategic mind, she also has an ulcer and doesn't get much sleep.
It's not the job that's getting to her. It's George. Smart, charming and undeniably self-absorbed he treats her more like a nanny that a Harvard-trained lawyer - and can barely choose a tie without her help. Now, after five years of calling the shots, on everything from his clothes to his divorce settlements, Lucy Kelson is calling it quits.
Although George makes it difficult to for Lucy to leave the Wade Corporation, he finally agrees to let her go - but only if she finds her own replacement. After a challenging search, she hires an ambitious young lawyer (ALICIA WITT) with an obvious eye on her wealthy new boss.
"It's scary and challenging to do a comedic love story," Bullock reveals. "It's difficult enough to be funny, but to find just the right chemistry with someone isn't easy either. I feel very fortunate that this project came together and allowed me to collaborate with Marc and Hugh, two men I really admire. "
Joining the cast as detail-obsessed activist lawyer Lucy Kelson gave Bullock the opportunity to explore a character new to her repertoire. "Lucy is a socially conscious attorney who is hyper-intelligent, anal-retentive and very contained in a way that I haven't played before," Bullock says. "Basically Lucy has a big pole up her bum, which is really fun to play. "
The sparks, romantic or otherwise, fly as Lucy's democratic ideas clash with her boss George Wade's famously freewheeling lifestyle. "Lucy's parents are both activist lawyers, so she often feels like she's betraying herself and her family just by working for George," says Laurence. She rationalises that with her acumen and his money and his resources, she can do an enormous amount of good for the world.
But there's a tremendous conflict, because in addition to handling legal matters for the Wade Corporation, she's expected to pick out George's ties and select his furniture and manage his love life.
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Distributer: Warner Brothers
UK Release: 7th February, 2003
US Release: 20th December, 2002
Run Time: 100 minutes