Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Movie Moments: #106

 Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton together in a movie with a witty script and some pertinent observations about love and sex.  As the Queen Mother said on approaching her 100th birthday, is it me or are pensioners looking younger these days?

Jack Nicholson plays Harry Sanborn, a 63 year old music mogul who has been dating women under 30 for the last 40 years.  He meets and falls in love with 56 year old author Erica Barry, played by the lovely Diane Keaton, the mother of his 29 year old intended conquest, Marin. The path of true love for Harry and Erica is not smooth and they split.  Erica develops a relationship with 36 year old Julian (Keannu Reeves), Harry’s doctor.  As you may have gathered, age is a relevant factor in this movie.

Harry Sanborn: Some people consider rap poetry.
Erica Barry: C'mon, how many words can you rhyme with bitch?


Nancy Meyers wrote the roles of Erica and Harry specifically for Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson but Twentieth Century Fox declined making the film, citing that the leads were too old. 
Jack Nicholson turned down Bad Santa to be in this film.

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