In keeping with the light and slick tones of her earlier film What Women Want, Nancy Meyers writes and directs the romantic comedy Something's Gotta Give. Jack Nicholson plays Harry Langer, a swinging sixtysomething entertainment executive surrounded by plenty of young girlfriends. His latest romance is young petite sophisticate Marin (Amanda Peet), who takes him to her mother's beach house in the Hamptons for a weekend fling. However, Marin's successful Broadway playwright mother Erica Barry (Diane Keaton) is already vacationing at the house with her sister Zoe (Frances McDormand). Marin and Harry stay anyway, and Harry ends up having a heart attack. He goes to the hospital and is looked after by thirtysomething doctor Julian Mercer (Keanu Reeves). Impressed by her writing, Dr. Mercer finds himself pursuing a romance with Erica. Because of his serious health condition, he orders Harry to stay near the hospital. While Marin returns to Manhattan, Erica agrees to stay on and look after Harry. Of course they are repulsed by each other at first, but they end up falling in love throughout the recovery process. Also starring Jon Favreau as Harry's assistant.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama,Romance
- Run Time: 123min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 12/12/2003
- DVD Release Date: 03/30/2004
- Distributor(s): Sony
- Themes: Age Disparity Romance,Golden Years,Love Triangles,Opposites Attract
- Tone: Bright,Light,Slick,Upbeat
aging, bachelor, daughter, doctor, girlfriend, heart-attack, lawyer, playwright, senior-citizen
- Country of Origin: USA (12-12-2003)
- Language: English