Perhaps, it was because I so enjoyed Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side that I snapped up Two Weeks Notice in Costco on Sunday. While the script is uneven at best, I liked the film when first I saw it on the big screen. Bullock is outstanding throughout and she and Hugh Grant have great chemistry so we believe their romance. It held up reasonably well on a second viewing.
The flaws in the screenplay are too numerous to mention, notably that Grant plays the heir to a New York real estate magnate without losing his English charm, manner or accent.
While Bullock’s Lucy Kelson has left-wing politics, the film tones them down so they never really become offensive and a conservative can enjoy the film without feeling the filmmakers are making fun of our politics. Still, Kelson is a liberal type of activist who cried when Bush was elected.
It seems that liberal activists are a staple of films made since the 1970s and almost always portrayed in a sympathetic light as was Miss Bullock’s Lucy. So that got me wondering: can anyone recall a movie where a conservative activist is portrayed in a positive light–even if his conservative politics are only incidental to his character?