Something’s Gotta Give

MV5BMTQ0NTExMjk2Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwOTQ0NTUyMQ@@._V1_SX214_Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves, Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet

Henry (Nicholson) is an expert on dating young women – he’s 63, successful, wealthy, never married and still desirable. That is, until he has a heart attack and he has to realise his limitations. His girlfriend’s mother (Keaton) reluctantly has to take care of him. Although Erica initially despises Henry, they find they have a lot in common, particularly as they are of the same age, and eventually fall in love.

Erica is a famous playwright and attracks the attention of Henry’s young doctor (Reeves).  She knows she has feelings for Henry, but is flattered by the young Julian’s adoration. Besides which, Henry doesn’t know how to react to love, he’s confused, eventually breaking Erica’s heart.

I love this film and its plethora of happy dinners. I saw it years ago and didn’t have the same reaction. Now that I’m older I appreciate a film where older people find love and romance – and eat! The acting is terrific from everyone involved, especially Keaton. This film was very well received in 2006 and manages to maintain this status.

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Posted on 02/08/2010, in nancy meyers rom coms, the whole rom com list and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Something’s Gotta Give.

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