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.


Nancy Meyers


Nancy Meyers
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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 ... 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)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Keanu Reeves and Jon Favreau appeared in The Replacements (2000). See more »


The last scene in Paris is supposed to be in January. When Harry is on the bridge you can see trees with leaves on the river bank. See more »


Harry: What's with the turtlenecks? It's the middle of summer.
Erica Barry: Honestly what do you care what I wear?
Harry: Just curious.
Erica Barry: I like them I've always liked them and I am just a turtleneck kind of gal.
Harry: You never get hot?
Erica Barry: No.
Harry: Never?
Erica Barry: Not Lately.
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Crazy Credits

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


Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.117 (2011) See more »


La Vie en Rose
Music by Louiguy
French lyrics by Édith Piaf
English lyrics by Mack David
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

How sweet..!
9 April 2004 | by MoonliqhtRiverSee all my reviews

After I had watched this movie I thought.. "How sweet to see an older couple falling in love like that on screen"! You may not understand what I mean by that but I'll explain.

I am pretty young (15 yrs. old) but mature to some my age! I love "love stories". And on average now you usually see the young/beautiful (in some ppl's opinions) people in love movies! And to see Diane & Jack play these roles.. and basically show that even when you are at that age how devine it is :) In my opinion I think Diane is beautiful also. My point is: I really enjoy seeing the older couples sometimes on screen... to know what my parents exactly go there & feel (but never tell me) like that. B/c that is

reality and truth -not just your young love, we don't stay young forever lol! But yes I know there are movies that have older couples, but they are usually just there. I mean on average movies most of the time excuse the fact that how much in love they still are (which I adore)... especially like this movie!

Alright on to the movie -I have read what people have been saying that Something's Gotta Give is predictable. Uhm well of course, I knew how it KINDA baselined to be from trailers also. But come on how many love stories do that?? They end up falling in love.. then have troubles.. at the end get together! A LOT. But to those who are reading this right now: IT IS NOT *ALL* PREDICTABLE!!

I love Keanu Reeves in this movie! He is very sweet and truly in love.. he was just right. I actually enjoyed him the best (besides Diane & Jack's love). Why you might ask? Hm.. let me just say Keanu played a better guy then Jack (him being a young ladies man/player).

But all in all I really liked it! At times (cus of its length) it may drag a little, but that is it's only faults. It has enough humor/love/sweetness, lol, to make it a great movie!! It all depends on your tastes too (I've heard from various ppl that mainly it's a married woman's type of movie). But anyone could like it I believe, so at your very least... you can rent it, hopefully then it'll be led to buying it :D

I give it a 8.5/10! *Alaina

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English | French

Release Date:

12 December 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Nancy Meyers Project See more »


Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,064,723, 14 December 2003

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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