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Something's Gotta Give (2003)

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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Dr. Martinez (as Rachel Ticoti)
Paige Butcher ...
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Tanya Sweet ...
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Kristine Szabo ...
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Tamara Spoelder ...
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Vanessa Trump ...
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Nancy Meyers Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,064,723, 14 December 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$124,728,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$266,728,738
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After Harry is forced to move into her beach house following his heart attack, Erica complains that she has become "a character in a Kaufman and Hart play!" This is a reference to The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), a play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, in which an obnoxious house guest, Sheridan Whiteside, is forced to move into a family home after breaking his hip, and drives his hosts crazy with his outrageous demands. See more »

Goofs

While on the beach, on several occasions we can see the sea rushing to their feet, yet in the next shot they are on dry sand. See more »

Quotes

Harry: I have never lied to you, I have always told you some version of the truth.
Erica Barry: The truth doesn't have versions, okay?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in I exafanisi: Episode #1.15 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

So Nice (Summer Samba)
Written by Marcos Valle, Paulo Sérgio Valle and Norman Gimbel
Performed by Astrud Gilberto
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Much better than I expected!
13 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

I kept thinking, while watching this movie, "I wish I could write a screenplay as good as this." Jack was Impeccable Jack. Diane was delightful and sexy and a wonderful role model for older women. Keanu showed more range than people give him credit for, and did an excellent job playing the role he was cast as - a supporting character, who is not supposed to outshine the lead roles, but rather enhance them (which he did). I was very pleased with this movie! It did have "several endings" which, actually, didn't detract but instead made me think, "Well, that's closer to the reality of what might happen," instead of being annoyed. As Jack's character says, "Finally, closure," and I was happy. It was a good movie and I liked it quite a lot. It'll be on my mind and in my thoughts for a while, which is the sign of an impactful movie.


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