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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.

Director:

Nancy Meyers

Writer:

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Nicholson ... Harry Sanborn
Diane Keaton ... Erica Barry
Keanu Reeves ... Julian Mercer
Frances McDormand ... Zoe
Amanda Peet ... Marin
Jon Favreau ... Leo
Paul Michael Glaser ... Dave
Rachel Ticotin ... Dr. Martinez (as Rachel Ticoti)
Paige Butcher Paige Butcher ... Beauty
Tanya Sweet Tanya Sweet ... Beauty
Kristine Szabo Kristine Szabo ... Beauty
Daniella Van Graas ... Beauty
Tamara Spoelder Tamara Spoelder ... Beauty
Sonja Francis Sonja Francis ... Beauty
Vanessa Trump ... Beauty (as Vanessa Haydon)
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

12 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Nancy Meyers Project See more »

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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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Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| SDDS (8 channels) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (D-Cinema prints) (5.1 Surround Sound) (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

Erica's cigarette changes from lit to unlit several times between shots in the Parisian restaurant. See more »

Quotes

Harry: I've never seen a woman that age naked before.
Julian Mercer: You're kidding.
Harry: Hey! We're not all doctors, baby.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got a Crush on You
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Steve Tyrell
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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To my surprise, I liked this movie
5 June 2004 | by maryk-6See all my reviews

I generally dislike Jack Nicholson, although I certainly think he is a very talented and gifted actor... so I watched this movie somewhat reluctantly on the recommendation of a friend. To my surprise, I liked it. I too am a woman "of a certain age" and I found myself responding to this movie very much in the context of a woman Diane Keaton's age. I laughed to tears over her creativity surge-- she very accurately portrayed that kind of grief over a relationship lost... amazing! I must say however, that if I were in a position to choose between Keannu Reeves and Jack Nicholson.. well there's no decision to make--the young stud muffin would win in a heartbeat!...(although Jack really was quite charming once he got over being such a putz).. Anyway.. a fun movie that is well done...


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