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Something's Gotta Give (2003)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  12 December 2003 (USA)
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A swinger on the cusp of being a senior citizen with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished woman closer to his age.

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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. Written by Keanuette

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, brief nudity and strong language | See all certifications »

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$16,064,723 (USA) (12 December 2003)

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$4,558,255 (Brazil) (4 June 2004)
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Harry: What's with the turtlenecks? It's the middle of summer.
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17 September 2004 | by (Berlin) – See all my reviews

jack nicholson used to be such a fantastic intriguing actor. It's hard to watch him plummet to such lows. He was always so amazing as intriguing, odd characters. One Flew..., The Shining, Five Easy Pieces, The Passenger, Witches of Eastwick...

Something's.. is not a film to watch if you want to see Nicholson shine. He will always be a great actor in my eyes, but he was wasted in this film. None of his quirky qualities, oddball behaviour, or intriguing Jackness were given space to shine in this hollow shell of a movie.

This movie tries so hard to please the audience, is racked with clichés and is, quite frankly, embarrassing for all involved.

The crying scene is indeed embarrassing and way too over the top. The Paris sequence is so so so cliché, and the bridge over the river Seine ending... wow. how cliché can you get?

Sure, some of the scenes were OK. Keanu wasn't as wooden as I've seen him in previous attempts at acting, but he still gave me splinters.

Somebody else said this was the performance of Keaton's career. Annie Hall, anyone? Not only is AH a great performance, but a great film; far far far better than this one.

I appreciate that the filmmaker is trying to give kudos to older people falling in love and admitting your age and not constantly chasing people over half your age, but it's very heavy handed and uninteresting. Forgettable. Paint by numbers. What more can I say.

Although, in the movie's defense, I was into it until about halfway through the film. Not thinking that it was a brilliant film, but some of the comedic sequences were funny. Until it fell on its face.

Then the film fell to bits.. and yes, seemed to never end.

ever.

but then it did. Phew.

I hope Nicholson does a great film again... someday. I can only hope


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