Something's Gotta Give

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Overview

Nancy Meyers' hit comedy Something's Gotta Give comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a pair of commentary tracks. The first features Meyers with female lead Diane Keaton (who earned an Oscar nomination for her work in this film) and producer Bruce A. Block. Obviously, Meyers deeply ...
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Overview

Nancy Meyers' hit comedy Something's Gotta Give comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a pair of commentary tracks. The first features Meyers with female lead Diane Keaton (who earned an Oscar nomination for her work in this film) and producer Bruce A. Block. Obviously, Meyers deeply appreciated Keaton's work on the film, and the track is long on good fun if short on much notable filmmaking information. The second track features Meyers and male lead Jack Nicholson. Their track is much like an episode of Inside the Actor's Studio. Meyers fawns over Nicholson, but Nicholson goes into a certain amount of detail about how he shapes a character, and how he concentrates on the nuances of his character. This is a rather intriguing commentary. A deleted scene in which Nicholson's character sings to Keaton's, a tour of the film's main set hosted by co-star Amanda Peet, and filmographies round out this solid DVD.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Audio commentary with writer/director Nancy Meyers, Diane Keaton, and producer Bruce A. Block; Audio commentary with writer/director Nancy Meyers and Jack Nicholson; Harry Sings Karaoke to Erica: Deleted scene; "Hamptons House Set Tour With Amanda Peet"; Cast and crew filmographies; Theatrical previews
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble
The best romantic comedy of 2003 derives much of its effectiveness from the inspired teaming of two inimitable big-screen veterans: Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. Writer-director Nancy Meyers certainly deserves a great deal of credit for supplying witty dialogue and directing her A-list cast with a feather-light touch, but ultimately this little ditty is all about Jack and Diane. Nicholson plays a music industry tycoon who practices serial monogamy with women young enough to be his daughters. While trysting at a beachfront home with his latest girlfriend Amanda Peet, the aging lothario is stricken with a heart attack and confined to the house, much to the chagrin of his date's mother Keaton, a blocked playwright and divorcée who doesn't take kindly to Jack's liaison with her daughter. Meyers concentrates at first on the gradual thawing of their initially frosty relations, and then on the mutual attraction that blossoms into romance -- with all the attendant misunderstandings and complications. It's so refreshing to see a film of this type made with, about, and for middle-aged people, a constituency to which Hollywood has given short shrift in recent years. What's more, the casting lends a great deal to the enterprise's credibility: Nicholson is widely known to prefer dalliances with younger women, and Keaton's well-documented eccentricities make her eminently believable as the repressed, neurotic writer. About the only thing for which Meyers can be faulted is the underutilization of her massively talented supporting players. Only Keanu Reeves, playing the young doctor who treats Nicholson and falls in love with Keaton, gets juicy scenes and a reasonable amount of screen time. Nicholson and Keaton -- who earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination -- are the main attractions here. It's a pleasure to see these old pros sparring onscreen in roles that fit them like gloves. Something's Gotta Give endearingly kids the conventions of contemporary, youth-oriented Hollywood romances yet also has the good sense to poke fun at the faults and foibles of its principal characters.
All Movie Guide
Something's Gotta Give starts as a brisk romantic comedy with an escapist Hamptons backdrop, then goes through so many location changes, narrative developments, and minutes of celluloid, it wears out its welcome. For the first and second acts, it's a delicious comedy of manners set refreshingly among older adults, with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson butting heads like seasoned veterans. The two film icons are in top form here, and their entertaining banter even carries over to the realm of computer instant messaging, which grounds their timeless gender battle in the present. Keaton in particular won kudos, as well as an Oscar nomination, for an utterly naked performance, both physically and emotionally. In a brave decision, the 57-year-old actress completely disrobes for a hilarious bit in which Nicholson walks in on her, nearly fracturing his neck in his haste to look away. (Never mind that any senior citizen would die to show off a body kept in such good shape.) It's the rare scene where nudity is not only germane, but key to the joke, and Keaton wins huge points for realizing that. But she loses some points by going through several long and exaggerated crying jags over Nicholson's character, which undercut the intelligent, well-realized feminist she's created. These hysterics, even played for comedy, grant Nicholson exactly the power to hurt her she wants to deny him. That may be writer/director Nancy Meyers' point, but if so, it marks the second straight film (after What Women Want) where she manages to skew her girl-power message into something more conventional and outdated.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/2004
  • UPC: 043396013025
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 2:08:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 3,923

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Nicholson Harry Sanborn
Diane Keaton Erica Barry
Keanu Reeves Julian Mercer
Frances McDormand Zoe Barry
Amanda Peet Marin Barry
Jon Favreau Leo
Paul Michael Glaser David Klein
Rachel Ticotin Dr. Martinez
Blaine Allen Door Slammer
Ara Anton Paramedic
Roxanne Beckford Hamptons Nurse
Melette Le Blanc-Cabot Hamptons Nurse
Taylor Block Young Patient
Conroe Brooks NYC Nurse
Paige Butcher Beauty
Tania Deighton Harry's Assistant
Susan Dizon Hamptons Nurse
Maria Esquivel Hostess
Michelle Fabiano Door Slammer
Patrick Fischler Stage Manager
Sonja Francis Beauty
Marjie Gum Annie
Vanessa Haydon Beauty
Nichole M. Hiltz Harry's Lunch Date
Cindy Joseph Harry's Old Flame
Melissa Keller Party Guest
Catherine McGoohan Door Slammer
Susan Misner Harry's Old Flame
Tayrene Mugridge Harry's Dinner Date
Alexandra Neil Harry's Old Flame
Joan Adelle Nelson Door Slammer
Lorraine Nicholson Young girl in market
Nicki Norris Harry's Assistant
Beatrice Quinn Lady in Market
Robin Pearson Rose Hamptons Nurse
Julia Rose Door Slammer
Russell Russo Guy
Connie Sawyer Lady in Market
Lorna Scott Mrs. Gimble
Jennifer Siebel Younger Woman in Market
Sean Smith Maitre D'
Peter Spears Danny Benjamin
Tamara Spoelder Beauty
KaDee Strickland Kristen
Tanya Sweet Beauty
Kristine Szabo Beauty
Elayn Taylor NYC Nurse
Robert Frank Telfer Older Guy in Market
T.J. Thyne Hamptons Waiter
Kathy Tong Beauty
Leslie Upson Broadway Actress
Daniella Van Graas Beauty
Audrey Wasilewski Hamptons Nurse
Technical Credits
Nancy Meyers Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Myron Baker Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Ballhaus Cinematographer
Bruce A. Block Producer
Sandra Bojin-Sedlik Costumes/Costume Designer
K.C. Colwell Asst. Director
Ann Culotta Costumes/Costume Designer
Janet Dey Stunts
Gary Diamond Set Decoration/Design
Jean-Michel Ducourty Art Director
Christopher Duskin Camera Operator
Suzanne Farwell Co-producer
Becky Gelbart Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Germain Makeup
Amy Gossels Casting
Steven Graham Art Director
Bonnie Greenberg Musical Direction/Supervision
John Hackett Stunts
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Jean-Michel Hugon Art Director
Jon Hutman Production Designer
Joe Hutshing Editor
Jane Jenkins Casting
Sophie Landry Makeup
Suzanne McCabe Costumes/Costume Designer
Elaine McGhee Costumes/Costume Designer
Sonny Merritt Costumes/Costume Designer
Montez A. Monroe Production Manager
Pierre Morel Camera Operator
Geri Oppenheim Makeup
Anthony D. Parrillo Set Decoration/Design
Véronique Portebois Costumes/Costume Designer
William Pruss Asst. Director
Scott Rader Special Effects Supervisor
Radium Special Effects
Cyndilee Rice Makeup
Andrew Rowlands Camera Operator
Beth A. Rubino Set Decoration/Design
Susan Shopmaker Casting
Deborah Travis Costumes/Costume Designer
Philippe Turlure Set Decoration/Design
Dianne I. Wager Set Decoration/Design
John Warnke Art Director
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [2:17]
2. Harry Sanborn, a Famous Bachelor [3:34]
3. The Barry Sisters [2:53]
4. At the Barefoot Contessa [2:05]
5. Dinner With an Escape Artist [6:35]
6. A Mild Heart Attack [2:29]
7. Dr. Julian Mercer, a Huge Fan [2:34]
8. A Little Loopy [4:01]
9. Dave Klein, the Ex-Husband [1:47]
10. Erica Barry, Night Nurse [2:27]
11. The "You Saw Me Naked" Thing [2:20]
12. If You Can Climb a Flight of Stairs [2:32]
13. Dr. Mercer's Prescription [2:54]
14. A Walk on the Beach [5:41]
15. A Date With Julian [4:49]
16. Pajama Party [8:45]
17. 120/80 [4:51]
18. Overwhelmed [2:28]
19. An Old Dog Learns New Tricks [14:33]
20. The Fiancée [2:14]
21. Love Hurts [7:27]
22. Erica's Sob Story [5:50]
23. Something From the Farm Stand [4:29]
24. Schmucks Are People, Too [6:32]
25. Married & Three Months Pregnant [3:13]
26. Closure to Generations of Women [5:32]
27. Erica's Birthday Dinner [4:02]
28. 63 & in Love for the First Time [8:46]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Audio Set Up
      English
      French/Français
   Subtitles
      English
      French/Français
      Spanish/Español
      Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary With Writer/Director Nancy Meyers, Diane Keaton and Producer Bruce A. Block: On
      Commentary With Writer/Director Nancy Meyers, Diane Keaton and Producer Bruce A. Block: Off
      Commentary With Writer/Director Nancy Meyers and Jack Nicholson: On
      Commentary With Writer/Director Nancy Meyers and Jack Nicholson: Off
      Hamptons House Set Tour With Amanda Peet
      Harry Sings Karaoke to Erica - Deleted Scene
      Filmographies
         Nancy Meyers (Writer/Director)
         Jack Nicholson
         Diane Keaton
         Keanu Reeves
         Frances McDormand
         Amanda Peet
         Bruce A. Block
      Previews
         Something's Gotta Give
         13 Going on 30
         Spider-Man 2
         Big Fish
         Anger Management
         America's Sweethearts
         Sleepless in Seattle
         As Good as It Gets
         The Company
         Secret Window
   Previews
      Something's Gotta Give
      13 Going on 30
      Spider-Man 2
      Big Fish
      Anger Management
      America's Sweethearts
      Sleepless in Seattle
      As Good as It Gets
      The Company
      Secret Window
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME!

    I have never understood the reviewers who say this movie is too long. It really didn't feel long to me at all. Acting was superb, humor was a treat, and the storyline was interesting...loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Movie Lover's Dream!

    Diane, Jack, Keanu and Fran gave outstanding performances in this wonderful movie. After seeing the movie, I purchased the DVD and I have literally watched this movie EVERY DAY since I purchased it. Sometimes twice a day on the weekends. My favorite scene from the DVD is Scene 23... when Zoe invites Julian over to cheer up Erica after Harry rejects her. The song played during their dinner is so cute(wish I could find it in the stores) and the kiss that Julian gives Erica (when he is forgiving her)is so sexy! He could forgive me any day! What a great movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fabulous!!!

    I thought that this movie was awesome!!! It was funny and cute and touching!!! I loved it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not awful

    Dialog very contrived and rehearsed. OK.... would have been upset if I paid to see this in a movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Good Laugh

    This was one of the best Jack Nicholas movies in awhile, but Diane Keaton? She was even better! I give this movie five stars even though it got slow at the end, but it was still funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2004

    Over 50 - great movie !!

    Young people who have limited contact with single, older individuals might find the movie difficult to appreciate, but older (especially single) individuals and young adults with close ties to older singles can relate to the trials, tribulations, reality checks and emotional insights of Diane Keaton's and Jack Nicholson's characters. My 24 year old daughter thought it was great, as did my 58 year old boyfriend. Personally, I found the movie delightful and plan on purchasing a copy for my collection!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Lame!!!!!!!

    Keanu Reeves is sweet,Jack is, well, gross and Diane is, what,like 70 years old??? This was the worst movie I have seen in a few years. I saw this film on a flight to Aruba and I was trapped!!! Frances McDormand was wasted on this number! Yuk!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great movie for anyone!

    This movie is a definite crowd-pleaser. It even works for guys who hate romantic comedies! Excellent gift for those of you who are not sure what to get your mom for Mother's Day yet!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    it was okay

    I think Diane, Jack and Keanu are great but the movie was just okay. I was a little sick watching Jack and Diane in the bed...I also thought the move dragged on-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A fabulous attempts...

    A great romantic comedy by Jack & Diane. I think both of them work fanstastically good in this show. And I never knew Jack has such a magnetic voice for singing while Diane still holds such a great figure...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Diane Keaton is HOT!

    I never thought that a 58 year old woman could be hot naked, but I was sure shocked when I saw Diane Keaton buck naked in this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Keaton is Awesome!

    I've always loved Diane Keaton and this movie is a reminder of why. She effortlessly moves back and forth between comedy and drama. It's so wonderful to see such a talented actress have this opportunity to shine. Her glowing reviews and award nominations are well-deserved

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hilarious!!!!

    There is no need to say to much go see for yourself you will enjoy the Hilarity that insues beween Jack Nichalson and Diane Keaton. This is the reason the 2 of them are nominated for Golden Globes for this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    simply Fabulous

    I was skeptical of Jack Nicholson's role in the movie at first but Boy was it great to be proven wrong.. Diane Keaton was phenomenal.. the whole movie had great ambience and you could feel the intensity of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    can't wait

    Can't wait to have my own dvd of this movie.. I'm glad I was able to see it! after which, can't help but thinking even a month after!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Comedy with Down-To-Earth Romance!

    'Something's Gotta Give' is the most delightful, inventive, humorous, romantic comedy in decades ~~ a fetchingly funny movie which is due 100% to Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson. Both have an unique understanding of romance and its often hilarious and outrageous consequences. They are a delight to watch: Diane as her defences tumble down and Jack's chauvinism crumbles & he realizes that 'older women' can be fun, sexy & delicious. Cuddle up with someone, you won't be sorry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hee

    This is an incredible movie. Diane Keaton is a wonderful, incredibly gifted actress, and so are the rest of the cast. (Especially Frances McDormand.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best !

    This tops the list of this years best movies. This one is a keeper, a must have for your DVD collection. The comedy, the romance, all tops !!!

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    Posted October 10, 2009

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    Posted June 30, 2009

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