Everbyody's a critic - 'Something's Gotta Give'

Friday, December 19, 2003

Three stars (out of four)

"Something's Gotta Give" is a romantic comedy winner.

The movie is funny, warm, romantic, and brilliant. Jack Nicholson plays Harry, the longtime bachelor who has a taste for younger women. He is 63 years old and has left a line of heartbroken women around the world. Diane Keaton is the mother of Harry's newest vixen, played by Amanda Peet.

Harry's world turns upside down when he has a heart attack in the Hamptons.

Another major star in the movie is Keanu Reeves, who plays Harry's doctor. Take time out to see a very wonderful romantic comedy. I recommend this movie to everyone. It is rated PG-13.

- Amy Mattingly, college student

Three stars (out of four)

"Something's Gotta Give" is a romantic comedy about starting over in love and relationships after 50. The film stars Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson as two successful adults who collide head-on with each other on the road to coming to terms with their lives and the paths they've chosen for themselves.

Diane Keaton lights up the screen with her funny and winning portrayal of Erica Barry. She keeps the audience smiling throughout the movie, and steals every scene she is in. This is quite an accomplishment, considering that she spends most of her screen time with the comic genius Jack Nicholson. The two actors are natural together, and their chemistry carries the movie.

This movie is good-hearted in its attempt to show that romance is never simple. And in Jack and Diane's world, love is often hilarious and never dull.

- Ben Edwards, sales agent

Four stars (out of four)

Love may be painful, but this movie is a pleasant experience.

Diane Keaton's performance as a successful 56-year-old Broadway playwright who has turned off her loving side in favor of her career is nothing short of magnificent. Her foil, Jack Nicholson's Harry, is a 63-year-old record company owner who dates Keaton's daughter. Nicholson's performance is so wonderful that you can't help loving and disliking him all at once.

Keanu Reeves' performance as a 36-year-old doctor who saves Harry and then gets mixed up in a love triangle is pretty incredible as well.

As I watched Diane Keaton's character, Erika, learn to love again, I was reminded of why I love my wife. There are some movies you don't want to see alone. This is one of them. If you want to be reminded of why you love someone, go see this movie. It's sure to become a classic.

- Roy Merideth, language arts teacher

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