Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Something's Gotta Give
Schmucks are people too.
Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother Erica. Left in the care of Erica and his doctor, a love triangle starts to take shape.
Jack Nicholson- The Shining (I gave 4 stars)
Diane Keaton - The Godfather (I gave 4.5 stars)
Keanu Reeves- The Matrix ( I gave 3.5 stars)
Come together to produce a film called Absolute Trash, or formally known as Something's Gotta Give directed by Nancy Meyers. A film I would not recommend to anyone who didn't want to die of utter boredom.
Nicholson's talents are wasted on this romantic mush, how I survived to the end is nothing short amazing. Its something I'd never choose to see but was at my sisters and it was the only movie she had without talking dinosaurs or cars, odd it kinda had its own talking dinosaur in Keaton. Even the movies production is half hearted like the scene Nicholsons meant to be in Paris but is clearly stuck onto a picture of the Eiffel tower.
I know Diane Keaton can be funny. I've seen it before and I know it exists, she just doesn't show it here. She does show off her body a bit, which looks remarkably good for her age. I think I would have preferred this film as a straight drama rather than romantic comedy.
The characters all seemed pretty real as almost all of them were hypocrites. I also enjoyed the story within a story aspect of the play Keaton's character was writing. That usually makes movies a little more interesting.
Old people are cute when they fall in love, aren’t they? Well, you’d better think so, as this movie goes just a tad long. The first forty-five minutes was my favorite, but as a whole it is still quite good and much better than your typical Rom-Com.
Of course, if you asked my wife, this would get a much higher rating, but for me it’s a three. If your wife/girlfriend is demanding to see a romantic comedy, aim her in this direction. You’ll be glad to be watching this instead of Beaches. You’re welcome.
Diane Keaton is fabulous, and by God, writer/director Nancy Meyers won’t rest until the rest of us have figured it out. Having already given Keaton showcase roles in Baby Boom and the Father of the Bride films, Meyers casts her as Erica Barry, a successful, divorced playwright resigned to a life of lonely nights. Enter Harry (Jack Nicholson), the serial chickie-dater whose romantic Hamptons weekend with Erica’s 20-something daughter (Amanda Peet) is cut short by a cardiac “episode.” Bantering and bonding between the laid-up Harry and reluctant hostess Erica ensue, leading to a mostly satisfying, relaxed celebration of November/December romance. At least it’s satisfying when Meyers keeps her eyes on the prize that is Keaton—still delightfully neurotic after all these years—instead of drifting into other less interesting sub-plots. It may peak halfway through, but it delivers something a movie-goer has gotta love: plenty of love for the la-di-dalicious Keaton.
I'm a sucker for romcoms and this is no exception. Always admired Jack Nicholson as an actor and he didn't let me down in this.
The greatest romantic comedy duo ever? It is hard to argue there is anyone better than Jack & Diane. Both of them shine in this exceptionally well written script by Nancy Meyers. Romantic comedies always fit a certain predictable mold, but the pure pleasure of watching two screen legends and some sharp direction from Meyers make this about as good of a Rom Com as there is.
It's hard to remember the excellent performances Jack Nicholson has had once you start getting into these rom-coms. Now I can't imagine him as anyone else but a love-struck old man with his bum out. Dammit. Wasted talents from all involved, but I didn't completely hate it...
Corny predictable and boring. Diane KEaton kills it and Jack is enjoyable. Keanuu Reeves proves once again that he is a horrible actor
I hated this. This is a weird one in that the performances are good but this movie just got on my nerves. If I had to watch it again I would really dread it. I really hated Turners character.
Two of the best actors of all time doing what they do.
Not a perfect film but dammit, I don't care because the chemistry Jack and Diane have is fantastic! And by all means when it had its funny moments they were laugh out loud funny!
A generic rom-com. Not particularly memorable or noteworthy. Nicholson and Keaton make it digest smoothly enough. Even with them around, it's not hard to see why Nancy Meyers will never be considered relevant as a director. She doesn't do anything particularly wrong here, but she has nothing resembling so much as a thumbprint of a real voice or personality either.
As much as some people like to trash Myers for churning out sappy rom coms, believe me this movie is no exception to that same exact description, make no mistake about that, though she's does a courageous job in attempting to tell a different kind of story within the confines of those genre conventions; Aside from outstanding performances from its leads, the story doesn't feel at all to be forced. It felt earnest and heartfelt at times. That being said however, Myers occasionally relies a little too much on those same genre and character clichés just for the sake of getting through a narrative speed bump.
A romcom for grown-ups. I’ve never been a Diane Keaton fan but she’s great in this, the perfect counterpoint to Jack Nicholson’s ageing playboy. Nicholson doesn’t exactly stretch himself, essentially he’s playing Jack Nicholson, but he’s very funny indeed.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- The Last Word
- Ruby Sparks
- Stranger Than Fiction
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
I have this weird fetish for movies about writers. I love all of them, good or bad.
Please help me…
- Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
- Almayer's Folly
- A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
- Border Radio
- Gas Food Lodging
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