Something's Gotta Give

2003

Something's Gotta Give

Critics Consensus

Though it occasionally stumbles into sitcom territory, Something's Gotta Give is mostly a smart, funny romantic comedy, with sharp performances from Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, and Keanu Reeves.

72%

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Reviews Counted: 170

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69%
Average Rating: 3.2/5

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Harry Sanborn is a perennial bachelor who only dates women under the age of thirty. On what was to have been a romantic weekend with his latest infatuation, Marin, at her mother's Hamptons beach house, Harry develops chest pains. Marin's mother Erica Barry, a successful, divorced playwright, reluctantly agrees to help nurse him back to health. Once they are alone together, Harry is surprised to find himself drawn to Erica for all the right reasons. And despite her initial protestations about Harry, Erica finds herself rediscovering love. Romantic complications arise when Erica is also pursued by Harry's charming 30-something doctor, Julian Mercer. Once recovered, Harry returns home and goes back to his old ways. However, when his feelings for Erica prove to be life altering, Harry must undergo a true change of heart--if he is to win her back.

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I ran across this on TV, and decided to see it for the second time and enjoyed it. I have not read up on Jack Nicholson's private life, but one wonders if he is just playing himself in this movie. I supposed the attraction of the movie is that true love can even overcome an obnoxious personality.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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An arrow aimed directly at women, aged 45 and up, that actually hurts anyone other than that expressed audience to watch. It may injure even those intended with its simplistic pigeonholing of women, no matter how successful or how professional, still defining themselves solely by the men around them. There's plenty of stomach churning groans ahead, be warned, altho I'd watch McDormand watch grass grow (I like her that much ... and she'd make it interesting anyway!).

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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A very interesting Rom Com, not a perfect one, but Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton make this a wonder and a treat and is considered one of my favorite Diane Keaton films.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

½

When it comes to romantic comedies you really can't do any better than Nancy Meyers' "Something's Gotta Give." Meyers is the queen of the genre because she understands what makes it truly work. Meyers proves that with wonderfully likable actors playing wonderfully ironic characters coupled with a story that is relatable and timely, the genre conventions will fall away. "Something's Gotta Give" is romantic and shiny but real and tender. The film is overflowing with pathos and pleasure. Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson deftly handle the films emotional moments and situational comedy with ease.

Steven Carrier
Steven Carrier

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