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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.
A bit too long but still a really enjoyable and highly entertaining romantic comedy. Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton are great and share wonderful chemistry, Keanu Reeves turns in a fun supporting performance, and it's just hard not to enjoy.
I love Jack. I love Diane. I know they're friends who go way back and obviously they can be forgiven for wanting to spend time together. Here's a tip, you don't need to make a crap movie to do that.
Nicholson wheels out his tired old man sexy cliche and sleepwalks his way through scenes of farcical social faux pas that wouldn't even make the grade in a French comedy.
"Erica, you are a woman to love." - Harry Sanborn
Something's Gotta Give is a Romantic Comedy that could have been pretty average. Luckily its two main stars didn't let that happen as they elevate the material and use their strong chemistry together to make this film work. The story is nothing spectacular and it is fairly predictable at times, but Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton are both great here. As I said they have great chemistry too and make this an enjoyable film despite its shortcomings. It definitely doesn't need to be as long as it is, but it held my interest and was entertaining throughout. If you're a fan of Jack Nicholson and/or Diane Keaton, I think this one's worth a watch. 7/10
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.
I must have got the unfinished cut of this film because Diane ends up with Jack Nicholson and not Keanu. Super weird.
3 completely different movies in one. The first one is about assholes walking around on stilts. That one sucks. A lot. It's an excuse for rich losers to be boring and unlikable. The second one is about a woman in her mid-60's who finally has great sex. That one is pretty darn good. The third one is about estranged friends trying not to be strangers, and a guy tries to win back a girl who just happens to have written a hit play about their fling where he dies at the end. That one is trying too hard.
If you can make it through the first half hour, you might last the full 2 hours. And 10 minutes. Good luck.
This movie is very bad. We only saw it because my husband thought I would want to see it so he asked me to go to it (back when we were dating) and I went just to be nice. We both realized our mistake right before walking in and it was torture.
Quite an unusual plot which made it thrilling to watch. Never laughed for at a crying scene
Hot garbage. It's like Woody Allen only without any talent.
Falling in love can be an experience that is unnerving and unsettling to say the least. It could be so for even someone who's past their prime years in life, and who's somewhat given up on it. This becomes a fascinating object of exploration for Nancy Meyers in her charming flick centered around Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. Jack plays Harry, a man in his 60s who dates women half his age. Diane plays Erica, a woman in her late 50s who has sort of give up on romantic love. Harry is charming, can talk smooth and is ever smiling, the kind of roles Nicholson excels at (a subtle throwback to his character from "Terms of Endearment"). Erica is wise,…
An interesting and unique portrayal of love outside of the realm of young 20 somethings. However, the film takes a lot of unexpected twists and turns that were less rewarding than they could have been.
Entirely too long, but really cute.
I admire Jack Nicholson for his ability to perform with what I assume has to be a 2 x 4 strapped to his back.
How did I find myself here?
young keanu reeves is so cute
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