Something's Gotta Give

Something's Gotta Give

Nancy Meyers (2003)

12A Certificate


Our Score
Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton show the young 'uns how it's done in this feel-good romantic comedy. Reuniting the stars for the first time since 1981's Reds, the film is a frothy portrayal of post-menopausal love from What Women Want director Nancy Meyers. In a role that combines sassy sophistication and emotionally flummoxed charm, Keaton shines as a divorced playwright who thinks affairs of the heart are a folly of youth, until she reluctantly nurses her daughter's ageing lover (Nicholson). Drawn to the arrogant bachelor, she's surprised to find a mutual attraction, despite his assertion he only dates women under 30. While wolfish Nicholson plays to type, it's still thoroughly enjoyable watching the duo interact. There's a life-affirming energy whenever they're on screen together, making the subplots - including Keaton's pursuit by young doctor Keanu Reeves - intrusive distractions. Though the feature drifts into sentimentality and there's scant substance beneath the heart-warming veneer, it's pleasing to see Hollywood fluff where passion has no age restriction.


An ageing music executive with a preference for younger women finds himself falling for his girlfriend's mother when she nurses him back to health after a heart attack. However, a surprising rival emerges in the form of a handsome junior doctor. Romantic comedy, starring Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet and Jon Favreau.

Cast & Crew

Harry Sanborn Jack Nicholson
Erica Barry Diane Keaton
Dr Julian Mercer Keanu Reeves
Zoe Frances McDormand
Marin Amanda Peet
Leo Jon Favreau
David Klein Paul Michael Glaser
Dr Martinez Rachel Ticotin
Director Nancy Meyers
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Edited for language, sex scenes and nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 6 Feb 2004
Comedy Drama