Something's Gotta Give Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Amanda Peet

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Something's Gotta Give

In this funny romantic comedy, Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton are a wonderful screen couple, despite being in their 60's. Harry Sanborn is the ultimate lady's man, and is known as "The Escape Artist" for his reputation of only dating women under 30 years of age. One weekend in the Hamptons with his latest girlfriend, Marin turns upside-down when in walks her mother, Erica.
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They soon decide to stay there altogether, but when Harry gets a heart attack, he must stay there. Throughout that time, he gets to Marin's turtleneck-wearing mother. Soon, Harry starts to fall in love with Erica. At that same time, Harry's doctor, Julian falls for her. Now, Harry must choose between destroying his reputation and marrying Erica, or continue on dating younger women. This is a charming comedy with a touching, which relies on Diane Keaton's brilliant performance to save the show. The problem lies in the time length of 2 hours, and the other actors. Jack Nicholson is great, but just plays himself, the always great Frances McDormand isn't given enough screen time as Erica's sister, and Keanu Reeves is wooden as usual. I'm only recommending this film for Keaton's work and the charming script.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison

Harry is a hip hop mogul in his early sixties who strictly dates women much younger than him. He meets Erica, a prominent playwright and recent divorcee in her late fifties, when she arrives at her house in the Hamptons only to discover that he and her daughter are there for a romantic weekend. Harry has a heart attack, and Erica's daughter breaks up with him soon after. He is on strict orders to stay in the Hamptons and rest, so Erica is left to care for him. At the same time, Erica is dating Harry's doctor, a young and handsome man who admires her work. When she starts to fall in love with Harry, she must choose between Harry and the doctor, and Harry must decide whether he is finally able to commit.
The review of this Movie prepared by Judy Berman

In the beginning Nicholson's character (Harry) dates only younger women. After meeting the mother of his current girlfriend, he begins to see that women his own age might have something to offer. His interest in Keaton's character (Erika) puts her off, since she has closed herself off to love after a failed marriage. Complicating things is the interest a young doctor (Keanu Reeves) has in Erika. Over the course of the movie Harry finds out what it is he really wants, and then has to decide what to do about that.
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Script Analysis of Something's Gotta Give

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   much older/younger Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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