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Something's Gotta Give
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.
|Studio :||Fuji Television Network,|
|Crew :||Cinematography, Editor,|
|Cast :||Jack Nicholson Kou Shibasaki Masaharu Fukuyama Diane Keaton Keanu Reeves|
|Genre :||Drama Comedy Mystery Romance|
Yawn. Poorly Filmed Snooze Fest.
Although it has its amusing moments, in eneral the plot does not convince.
The storyline feels a little thin and moth-eaten in parts but this sequel is plenty of fun.
While it doesn't offer any answers, it both thrills and makes you think.
(Originally reviewed: 13/01/2017) When comedies are this good it makes you think about what really makes a picture as funny as it ends up to be, the answer is, it all depends on the actors, the writers and the execution. Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton are superb, they play off of each other with real ease, and create one of the most entertaining on screen romances I have seen in quite some while. Keaton (The Godfather) is equally as worthy as Mr Nicholson, with her unforgettable crying sequence where we don't know whether to laugh or cry, which I of course mean as a good thing. Keanu Reeves plays a kind-hearted doctor with real sincerity and his performance is as follows. I also enjoyed the supporting cast which includes Francis McDormand, Amanda Peet and Rachael Ticotin.The picture is beautifully shot, most notably with the beach house view and its humour very smart, I like a comedy that doesn't have to use bottom of the barrel humour with no payoff. I did feel sorry for Reeves, he ends up being that nice guy who put's everyone else's happiness first, I singled him out though because I believe this film would not work without him. Overall Nancy Meyers's has created a wholly pleasant picture with strong comedic chemistry, funny writing, real personality and a satisfying conclusion.
Something's Gotta Give (2003): Dir: Nancy Meyers / Cast: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Amanda Peet, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand: Amusing romantic comedy about relationships and commitment. Jack Nicholson stars as an ageing playboy who travels with his much younger girlfriend to a beach resort where her mother interrupts their romancing. After a sudden heart condition he is cared for by his girlfriend's mother. The film teases viewers with romance and denials allowing soul seeking resolutions. Directed by Nancy Meyers who previously made a similar film called What Women Want. Her films often regard relationship functions and what makes us tick and how others will react. Fine chemistry between Nicholson and Diane Keaton that boarders on shyness and resentment. This is overly predictable but both leads have charm and likable comic disposition that works. Amanda Peet is underwritten as Keaton's daughter who just disappears through most of the film and shows up when convenient. Keanu Reeves plays Nicholson's doctor who attempts a romance with Keaton. It plays as an opposite to Nicholson's romance to the much younger Peet with age difference coming into play. Frances McDormand plays Keaton's sister and the role is beneath what she is capable of. Strong theme regarding age and romance and what has to give to make it all work. Score: 6 ½ / 10
Well, Nancy Meyers does it again! Nancy Meyers really knows what she is doing, she's one of my absolute favorite filmmakers! The characters in this film are just so wonderfully written and they have many many deep dramatic layers to them, they certainly are not one dimensional. Diane Keaton really did deserve that academy award nomination! She was robbed, I swear she was robbed! And I'm surprised Jack Nicholson didn't get an Oscar nomination for his wonderful performance, he was great too! And one of the best things about this film is the awesome on screen chemistry that Keaton and Nicholson share throughout this movie, they really do convince you that their love is real. The script is very in depth and entertaining. This is one of those movies that can juggle comedy, drama, and romance so well! Meyers really balances everything very well! And I applaud Diane for being brave enough to do a nude scene at her age, but ya know, she looks great for her age in 2003. That scene was a hilarious scene, and I'm glad it was in there. Also the sex scenes were very funny and very romantic at the same time, which can be hard to do, so yay them! Amanda Peet and Francis McDormand were very funny and did well in their respective roles. I adore the way somethings gotta give very intelligently explores love and the reasoning behind Diane's character's loneliness and why she seems to be a little distant at times. This movie is truly very smart and fun to watch! Truly a classic! Also Keanu Reeves had a great role as well. 9/10.
When older guys (those who aren't rich & famous like Jack Nicholson, that is) want to believe that they are still attractive to hot young women, they go to places like strip clubs or, ' Hooters ', & indulge their fantasies, at least as long as their time & money last. Yet deep-down everyone knows that it's all just a temporary illusion.But when angry aging feminists want to believe that they are still attractive to younger men, they write/direct/star in/support movies like 2003's, ' S.G.t.G. ", in which they too can temporarily live out their own fantasies.In reality, however, no man with a heartbeat would EVER willingly choose to be with a 2003 version of Diane Keaton, over a 2003 version of Amanda Peet (who is hardly A-List fantasy material herself).Now perhaps in the big picture, this reality is somewhat unjust.But, as the old saying goes, Life's Not Fair.Yet these angry aging feminists are so incapable of accepting this reality, that their only recourse is to try & project their desperate wishful-thinking forcefully enough, so that someone else actually buys into it.And before anyone bares their fangs & claws, and bites my head off, just please answer me this one question: Back when Keaton was at her peak, both in terms of her looks, and her popularity, and was starring in hit films opposite Hollywood's top male stars of that era (Al Pacino in, ' The Godfather ', Woody Allen in, ' Annie Hall ', Richard Gere in, ' Looking for Mr. Goodbar ', Etc.), can you please list for me just ONE (1) time that she herself played a character who lost her leading man to an older woman??? -I Didn't Think So.So let's please not be hypocrites here, ladies...M