Something's Gotta Give

Schmucks are people too.

Drama Comedy Romance
128 min     6.616     2003     USA


Harry Sanborn is an aged music industry exec with a fondness for younger women like Marin, his latest trophy girlfriend. Things get a little awkward when Harry suffers a heart attack at the home of Marin's mother, Erica. Left in the care of Erica and his doctor, a love triangle starts to take shape.


Wuchak wrote:
_**That Hamptons episode**_ A lifelong ‘ladies man’ (Jack Nicholson) used to dating young women has a life-altering experience while staying at the manor of a playwright (Diane Keaton) in the Hamptons. Amanda Peet plays the latter’s daughter, Frances McDormand her sister and Keanu Reeves a local doctor. Written & directed by Nancy Meyer, "Something’s Gotta Give" (2003) is an amusing romcom that addresses the theme of dating people well younger than yourself vs. dating people closer to your own age, as well as epiphanies and finding your true love or soulmate. While there’s a little nudity done for laughs, it lacks the sleazy/bathroom humor of romcoms that would’ve been superior if they didn’t stoop to that low level of non-humor, like “She’s Out of My League” (2010). The film runs 2 hours, 8 minutes, and was shot at The Hamptons, Long Island & New York City; Warner Brothers Burbank Studios & Santa Monica, CA; and Paris, France. GRADE: B