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Something's Gotta Give (2003)

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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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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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12 December 2003 (USA)  »

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Untitled Nancy Meyers Project  »

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$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$124,590,960 (USA) (26 March 2004)
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Trivia

Jack Nicholson turned down starring in Bad Santa (2003) to be in this movie. See more »

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When Harry and Erica are walking on the beach, you can see the tire tracks made by the camera dolly in the sand behind them. See more »

Quotes

Harry Sanborn: I think I'm entering into another phase with this thing. I'm mad at you.
Erica Barry: I think I'm mad at you too.
Harry Sanborn: Good, because I don't LIKE thinking about you all the time and worrying about how you are...
Erica Barry: You... worry about ME?
Harry Sanborn: Yes, honey. The schmuck, who deserves to die, worries about you. Sometimes worrying about you feels like a full-time job.
Erica Barry: Well I'm doing just fine, so you don't have to work that shift anymore!
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Crazy Credits

Jack Nicholson sings "La Vie en Rose" during the closing credits. See more »

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Featured in The Footy Show: Episode #15.28 (2008) See more »

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Butterfly
Written by Seth 'Shifty Shellshock' Binzer, Bret Mazur, Flea (as Michael Balzary), John Frusciante,
Anthony Kiedis and Chad Smith
Performed by Crazy Town
Produced by Josh Abraham
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains a sample of "Pretty Little Ditty"
Performed by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Love Is in the Air......I Think That's Love Anyway.
4 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The teaming of Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton in Warren Beatty's "Reds" back in 1981 was only given a minute glimpse. The glimpse though turned out to be some of the best parts of a very excellent movie. A film with these two living legends was destined for greatness and that prediction comes to reality in writer/director Nancy Meyers' "Something's Gotta Give". Nicholson is a brash and sometimes quietly obnoxious success from New York who has made a life out of chasing 20- and 30-something year-old girls. He and his newest girlfriend (Amanda Peet) get along really well. They decide to go out to Peet's mother's (Keaton) beach-house outside of the city to consummate their relationship. Of course just as everything looks perfect, Keaton (a noted playwright) and younger sister Frances McDormand (in another wonderful turn) barge in and spoil the fun. All seem a little uncomfortable and you can cut the tension between Nicholson and Keaton with a knife. Before you know it, Nicholson suffers a heart attack and all hell breaks loose. He is rushed to the doctor in the nick of time, but now Keaton has to nurse him back to health at her home. Nicholson's doctor (a good performance by Keanu Reeves, getting away from his stupid "Matrix" films) soon falls in love with Keaton who is totally oblivious to his feelings. And before you know it Keaton's warmth, smile, personality, heart and intelligence eventually wins Nicholson over as well. But you all know about Nicholson's relationships with women (in real life and the movies). Is he ready to fall in love for the first time in his life and make a true commitment? Or will his antics end up making matters worse for all involved (Keaton in particular, who becomes someone you don't want to see get hurt)? "Something's Gotta Give" is a film I really liked a lot. The old-time Hollywood style of the 1940s is very prevalent here in a 2000s package. Nicholson and Keaton, what can you say? They are arguably the two finest performers living today and they do end up feeding off each other's astronomical talents throughout. Sometimes something eventually gives in Hollywood these days, but I am happy to say that it never happens with this product. 4.5 out of 5 stars.


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