DVD 128 mins IMDB 6.8 (14,907 votes)
PG-13
Something's Gotta Give
Warner Brothers (2003)
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(2003 )
Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA  /  English

Jack Nicholson Harry Sanborn
Diane Keaton Erica Barry
Keanu Reeves Julian Mercer
Frances McDormand Zoe Barry
Amanda Peet Marin
Jon Favreau Leo
Paul Michael Glaser Dave
Rachel Ticotin Dr. Martinez
Paige Butcher Beauty
Tanya Sweet Beauty
Michelle Fabiano Door Slammer
Cindy Joseph Harry's Old Flame
Kristine Szabo Beauty
Daniella Van Graas Beauty
Tamara Spoelder Beauty
Sonja Francis Beauty
Vanessa Hayden Beauty

Director Nancy Meyers
Producer Nancy Meyers
Writer Nancy Meyers
Cinematography Michael Ballhaus
Musician Hans Zimmer
User Credit 1 Joe Hutshing
User Credit 2 Suzanne McCabe

In keeping with the light and slick tones of her earlier film What Women Want, Nancy Meyers writes and directs the romantic comedy Something's Gotta Give. Jack Nicholson plays Harry Langer, a swinging sixtysomething entertainment executive surrounded by plenty of young girlfriends. His latest romance is young petite sophisticate Marin (Amanda Peet), who takes him to her mother's beach house in the Hamptons for a weekend fling. However, Marin's successful Broadway playwright mother Erica Barry (Diane Keaton) is already vacationing at the house with her sister Zoe (Frances McDormand). Marin and Harry stay anyway, and Harry ends up having a heart attack. He goes to the hospital and is looked after by thirtysomething doctor Julian Mercer (Keanu Reeves). Impressed by her writing, Dr. Mercer finds himself pursuing a romance with Erica. Because of his serious health condition, he orders Harry to stay near the hospital. While Marin returns to Manhattan, Erica agrees to stay on and look after Harry. Of course they are repulsed by each other at first, but they end up falling in love throughout the recovery process. Also starring Jon Favreau as Harry's assistant. — Andrea LeVasseur

Edition Details
Barcode 043396013025
Region Region 1
Release Date 2/1/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Sexual content, brief nudity and strong language.
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Notes
Trivia: Nancy Meyers wrote the role of Erica specifically for Diane Keaton. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: The level of ice cream on Harry's cone changes between shots. (more)

Quotes:
Harry: [after Erica tries to get Harry arrested] You don't understand... i'm dating your daughter.
Erica Barry: Oh my God! Your dating my daughter?
Harry: Now who would have thought that was worst news?
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Awards: Nominated for Oscar. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations (more)