In the sparkling comedy SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE directed by Nancy Meyers (WHAT WOMEN WANT), divorced, successful playwright Erica Barry (Diane Keaton) has given up on finding a fulfilling romantic relationship. When her beautiful young daughter Marin (Amanda Peet) visits the family's Hamptons home with her aging, lothario boyfriend Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson), Erica's plight as a mature, single woman comes into stark focus. Harry exclusively dates young women, which infuriates Erica. Though initially they repel each other, things change when Harry has a heart attack and Erica comes to his aid. The two make peace and discover a smoldering attraction to one another. However, love never comes without complications. Harry still has a romantic obligation to Marin, and Erica gets a taste of Harry's lifestyle when the sexy young doctor Julian (Keanu Reeves) hits on her. Whether Erica and Harry can reconcile their differences provides the premise for an elegant, touching, and amusing tale. In their first movie together since REDS, Keaton and Nicholson share natural chemistry, each giving powerful and moving performances under Meyers' expert direction.
Nancy Meyers - American writer/director/producer, WHAT WOMEN WANT (2000)
Frances McDormand - American Actress
Amanda Peet - Actress
Paul Michael Glaser - Starsky of TV's "Starsky & Hutch"
Michael Glaser - Starsky of TV's "Starsky & Hutch"
Diane Keaton - American actress/director, LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR
Diane Hall - American actress/director, LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR
Michael Ballhaus - German Director Of Photography/In USA
Bruce A. Block - co-producer
Keanu Reeves - American Actor, MATRIX (1999)
Jack Nicholson - American actor, producer, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
Jon Favreau - American actor/screenwriter/director, SWINGERS
John Favreau - American actor/screenwriter/director, SWINGERS
Theatrical Release: DECEMBER 12, 2003
"...[Keaton] lands her sexiest, wittiest role in years....Something special..." - 12/25/2003 Rolling Stone, p.118
"...Keaton glows with the beauty of a mature, self-aware woman....Keaton makes Nicholson bounce the way Shirley MacLaine once did in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT..." - 12/12/2003 Entertainment Weekly, p.56-8
"...Mr. Nicholson has the gentlemanly grace to step aside and let Ms. Keaton claim the movie. She in turn brings out the best in everyone around her." - 12/12/2003 New York Times, p.E1
"...[Meyers] has come up with both a fine hook and an expert cast to play it out." - 12/12/2003 Los Angeles Times, p.C1
"[I]t's one of the few good romantic comedies this year. What we gotta give is thanks." - 12/12/2003 USA Today, p.1E
"Nicholson's quasi-autobiographical role is one of the pleasures of the film." - 12/12/2003 Chicago Sun-Times, p.35
"[I]t is Keaton who comes off the clear winner; she has the most complete character arc and she also gives the most consistently engaging performance." - 03/01/2004 Sight and Sound, p.62