Something's Gotta Give

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"After a lifetime of going from girl to girl, the ultimate bachelor is about to encounter something new."
  • PG-13
  • 2003
  • 2 hr 8 min
  • 6.7  (128,479)
  • 66

Something's Gotta Give is a romantic comedy from the year 2003 directed by Nancy Meyers. The movie stars Jack Nicholson as Harry Sanborn, a successful music executive in his 60s who dates women in their 20s. His life takes a turn when visiting the Hamptons and he ends up in bed with his girlfriend's mother, Erica (Diane Keaton), a successful playwright and divorced woman in her 50s.

The plot of the movie centers around the awkward relationship between Harry and Erica. Initially, they can't stand each other and are convinced that their fling was a mistake. But as Harry spends more time with Erica, he realizes that she is different from the women he usually dates. She is independent, intelligent, and self-confident. Erica, on the other hand, is still recovering from her divorce and has a hard time trusting men.

Things get complicated when Harry's young girlfriend, Marin (Amanda Peet) comes to visit her mother, only to find out that her boyfriend is now dating her own mother. Marin and Erica have a heart to heart, where Marin confesses that she is in love with a doctor named Julian Mercer (Keanu Reeves), who is also staying at the Hamptons. Erica is initially hesitant to date again, but when she meets Julian and sparks fly between them, she becomes more open to the idea.

As their relationship progresses, Harry starts to realize that he is in love with Erica, but she is torn between him and Julian. He tries to win her over with grand gestures and romantic gestures, but Erica is hesitant to open her heart again. The tension between Harry, Erica, and Julian comes to a head on New Year's Eve, where they all confront their feelings for each other.

Something's Gotta Give is a heartwarming and funny movie about love, relationships, and age. It challenges conventional ideas about beauty and love and reminds us that love can happen at any age. The chemistry between Nicholson and Keaton is palpable, and they deliver some of the most memorable lines in the movie. Reeves, in a supporting role, also delivers a convincing and charming performance.

The movie also explores themes of parenthood, with Erica being a mother to Marin and Harry being a father to his successful but estranged daughter, played by Frances McDormand. Both characters learn to confront their shortcomings as parents and reconnect with their children.

Overall, Something's Gotta Give is a must-see for fans of romantic comedies. Its stellar cast, witty dialogue, and heartwarming story make for an enjoyable viewing experience. It has become a classic of the genre and continues to be a favorite among audiences today.

Something's Gotta Give is a 2003 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 8 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 66.

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    6.7  (128,479)
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