Something's Gotta Give (2003)

Watched 20130829 (Netflix, Instant) (Streaming until 20130901)
Something's Gotta Give (2003) Nancy Meyers. 128 min

movie Something's Gotta Give - Jack Nicholson and Amanda Peet
Harry Sanborn (right, Jack Nicholson) and Marin Klein (left, Amanda Peet)

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movie Something's Gotta Give - Harry (Jack Nicholson) accidentally sees Erica Barry (Diane Keaton) naked
Harry accidentally runs into a naked Erica Barry (Diane Keaton),
Marin Klein's mother.

Following The Muppet Movie (1979), I continued my break from the James Bond series with Something's Gotta Give.

This romantic comedy starring Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson is mostly a joy to watch, simply to see the two perform as actors. However, the story itself is rough around the edges, especially towards the second half of the movie.

movie Something's Gotta Give - Harry tries to climb a flight of stairs
Having had a heart attack, Harry asks his doctor when he can have sex again.
His doctor tells him that climbing a flight of stairs is a good test.

Keanu Reeves's performance wasn't bad. Though to be honest, I probably underrate him as an actor. While I enjoy three of the four movies I've seen with him as the lead role*, they give me the impression that Keanu Reeves has a flatter style of acting.

My favorite theme in the movie was the choice of wardrobe of the main characters: black for Harry and white for Erica. Overall, I enjoy this movie.

movie Something's Gotta Give - Erica chatting on her computer
Erica chatting with Harry.

*I like the following: The Matrix (1999), Speed (1994), and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989). I dislike Constantine (2005).

Instant Comments:
Lol. It's an epidemic.
"Your dad's gonna be okay." "He's not my dad." "I'm sorry. Your granddad's gonna be okay."

movie Something's Gotta Give - Harry chatting on his computer
Harry chatting with Erica.

"What's with the turtlenecks? It's the middle of summer."
"I didn't see anything. Just your tits." Ha.
"I'm walking around the house!"
Aww. White and black PJs. It matches the rocks.
"Grilled cheese?" "Pancakes." "Ah! Totally what I wanted."

movie Something's Gotta Give - Zoe (Frances McDormand) and her sister Erica (Diane Keaton) on the beach
Erica (right) with her sister Zoe (left, Frances McDormand)

Huh. That's sweet, in its own way.
Oh, even more so in the immediate next scene (between the daughter and the mom).
Hehe. The black rocks.
Lol. "Cut it off."
That's a good line. "Open your eyes so I know you hear me."

movie Something's Gotta Give - Julian Mercer (Keanu Reeves)
Doctor Julian Mercer (Keanu Reeves) attends to Harry at the hospital.

It's funny. "Let's take your blood pressure."
"OMG. I do like sex."
Hmm. I guess I didn't see that coming. On the other hand, it's only halfway into the film, so something has to happen. And he does say before he leaves, "At one point I even thought... soulmates."

movie Something's Gotta Give - Harry's reaction upon seeing Erica naked
Harry's reaction upon seeing Erica naked.

Huh. I didn't see that coming. LOL. That makes for a good story.
Hehe. I do that sometimes: one foot out.
Haha. "Can you see this?"
Hahaha. "'You are a woman to love'... What does that mean?"
References Casablanca: "We'll always have Paris."

movie Something's Gotta Give - Harry with Marin
Harry with Marin.

It's funny watching her watch her cry as she writes the play.
Spontaneous crying.
Aww. The glasses.
"Look who gets to be the girl?"

movie Something's Gotta Give - Erica gives Harry a parting gift
Erica gives Harry a parting gift, a jar of grey stones with a single white stone.
She has a tray of white stones, in which Harry added a grey stone.

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