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Something's Gotta Give (2003)

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Critic 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.

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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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    PG-13 (for sexual content, brief nudity and strong language)
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    $121,400,000.00
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Cast

Jack Nicholson
as Harry Sanborn
Diane Keaton
as Erica Barry
Keanu Reeves
as Julian Mercer
Amanda Peet
as Marin Barry
Rachel Ticotin
as Dr. Martinez
Jennifer Siebel
as Leggy Girl
Nichole M. Hiltz
as Harry's Lunch Date
John H. Tobin
as Limo Driver
Blaine Allen
as Door Slammer
Ara Anton
as Paramedic
Patrick Fischler
as Stage Manager
Michelle Fabiano
as Door Slammer
Taylor Block
as Young Patient
Conroe Brooks
as NYC Nurse
Deborah Daulton-Morton
as Christie's Auction Goer
Alan Charof
as Broken Man
Tania Deighton
as Harry's Assistant
Susan Dizon
as Hamptons Nurse
Cindy Joseph
as Harry's Old Flame
Melissa Keller
as Party Guest
Melette Le Blanc-Cabot
as Hamptons Nurse
Catherine McGoohan
as Door Slammer
Susan Misner
as Harry's Old Flame
Tayrene Mugridge
as Harry's Dinner Date
Alexandra Neil
as Harry's Old Flame
Joan Adelle Nelson
as Door Slammer
Nicki Norris
as Harry's Assistant
Beatrice Quinn
as Lady in Market
Julia Rose
as Door Slammer
Robin Pearson Rose
as Hamptons Nurse
Connie Sawyer
as Lady in Market
Lorna Scott
as Mrs. Gimble
Sean Smith
as Maitre D'
Peter Spears
as Danny Benjamin
Elayn Taylor
as NYC Nurse
Robert Frank Telfer
as Older Guy in Market
Kathy Tong
as Beauty
Leslie Upson
as Broadway Actress
Lorraine Nicholson
as Young girl in market
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Critic Reviews for Something's Gotta Give

All Critics (167) | Top Critics (41)

The moments between the characters are absolutely full. It's a pleasure to watch such consummate professionals.

Full Review… | January 15, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Ms. Keaton projects her wondrously warm personality, and the erstwhile Jake Gittes keeps us entertained with a sense of irony that keeps things from getting too sticky.

Full Review… | January 8, 2004
New York Observer
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A comedy of manners (and mannerisms) with two of the most mannered movie stars of our time, Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson, acting all over the place until you surrender with the ecstasy of pure pleasure.

December 18, 2003
New York Observer
Top Critic

The movie itself reveals nothing, but it's entertaining.

Full Review… | December 15, 2003
Slate
Top Critic

Something's Gotta Give is exactly the kind of 'adult' dreck that you'd expect to see on Broadway.

December 13, 2003
Salon.com
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In a rare -- if not entirely convincing -- bow to older audiences, Something's Gotta Give teams Nicholson with Diane Keaton in a romantic comedy that's funnier than it is trenchant.

December 12, 2003
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Audience Reviews for Something's Gotta Give

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

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

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

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