Something's Gotta Give

Release Date: December 12, 2003

I'm sorry, I thought I was on the set of Anger Management.  I was expecting Marisa Tomei.

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Jack Nicholson has gone through a career renaissance of sorts by playing men who actually act his real age (he's now 66). In this romantic comedy, directed and written by chick-flick guru extraordinaire Nancy Meyers, he will play a New York City music executive who generally likes to date much younger women. While visiting the home of the mother of his latest trophy girlfriend (Amanda Peet), he has a heart attack.

His girlfriend has to return to the city, and he's left in the care of the girlfriend's mother (Diane Keaton), a woman who just happens to be a divorced playwright. He finds himself competing with his doctor (Keanu Reeves) as they both fall in love with this woman.

Perhaps a Jack Nicholson/Diane Keaton/Keanu Reeves love triangle isn't the most conventional of choices for subject matter, but the presence of these three performers guarantees that the movie will transcend demographics and has a great chance to be a breakout hit much in the way that Meyers' female-targeted comedy What Women Want was a few holiday seasons ago.

It's certainly a bold choice for Sony as the studio is positioning it as one of their big holiday tentpoles. Both About Schmidt and Anger Management have proven that Jack is still a hot commodity with movie audiences, so the decision looks to be quite savvy in its own right. (Kim Hollis/BOP)

Vital statistics for Something's Gotta Give
Main Cast Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves
Supporting Cast Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet, Jon Favreau, Frances McDormand, Paul Michael Glaser
Director Nancy Meyers
Screenwriter Nancy Meyers
Distributor Sony/Columbia
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
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Rating PG-13
Running Time 128 minutes
Screen Count 2,677
Awards Awards page for Something's Gotta Give
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture

Comparison films for Something's Gotta Give
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Anger Management 4/11/0342.22 42.22 3551 11890.00 11890.0 133.76 133.76 3.17
What Women Want 12/15/0033.61 37.59 3012 11159.00 12007.8 182.81 204.50 5.44
As Good as it Gets 12/26/9712.61 16.56 1572 8022.00 10136.7 147.65 193.96 9.22
Father of the Bride 2 12/8/9511.13 15.42 1949 5711.00 7614.7 76.59 106.16 6.88
Sweet November 2/16/019.73 10.38 2268 4290.00 4403.9 25.18 26.87 2.28
About Schmidt 1/3/038.53 8.86 816 10457.00 10457.0 65.00 67.58 7.21
Father of the Bride 12/20/917.03 10.06 1561 4504.00 6205.0 89.10 127.61 12.67



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