Billie Nichols of Burbank is a Realtor.
The rave notices for Diane Keaton certainly are justified in
“Something’s Gotta Give.” She keeps you riveted in almost every scene
as a relationship develops between her character, Erica, and Harry,
played by Jack Nicholson.
When Harry meets his much younger girlfriend’s mother -- Erica --
there is a connection that not either of them is willing to acknow-
ledge. As they parry back and forth between daughter Marin’s (Amanda
Peet) frolics, it puts Harry into the hospital with a heart attack.
Erica gets a young beau of her own when Julian, a handsome doctor
played by Keanu Reeves, falls for her while everyone is visiting
Harry in the hospital.
Much like “Christmas in Connecticut,” a movie from the
black-and-white days that comes to mind, the comedic lines flow
through the movie. You will laugh almost to the end.
Being an older, single woman, I can relate to the situations Erica
faces. Would I have made the decision Erica did at the movie’s end? I
leave you to guess. It would be fun, if when they make a DVD, they
included two endings. That way, depending on one’s mood, you can
My intention is to see the movie again. It makes one think. I’m
sure you men out there will recognize what Nicholson’s character goes
through, too. It would be fun to hear your reactions, ladies and
This is a well-made film from beginning to end, and much fun for
the mature among us.
* “Something’s Gotta Give” is rated PG-13 for sexual content,
brief nudity and strong language.