Something's Gotta Give


Something's Gotta Give

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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.



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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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  • Mar 31, 2014
    A couple of unlikely spring-summer romances allows Nicholson to play his usual modern persona and allows Keanu to once again be a block of wood. It's okay but we've seen it before.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 23, 2013
    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 L Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    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.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 09, 2011
    it was ok i remember some funny parts from the movie
    Paul A Super Reviewer

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