There's some spectacular moments in Something's Gotta Give that makes you wonder how much it was taken from the writer's life. I really don't want to play the part of the uptight Nurse to your bad boy patient. Around 60, never been married, which, we all know, if you were a woman, would be a curse, you'd be an old maid, a spinster, blah, blah, blah...For the record, Ms Meyers is divorced like her lead character Erica. If you want to have another heart attack, go ahead, it's your life but I have work to do and I don't have time to make another run to the hospital because you're filling your already clogged arteries with smoke but more importantly, I'd rather not have my house smell like a pool hall. She's been very under the radar since 1996's The First Wives Club. Okay, so instead of pitying you, they write articles about you, celebrate you never marrying, it makes you illusive and ungettable. My favorite supporting role in this picture is played by Frances Mc Dormand.
I seriously believe Nancy Meyers has a shot at breaking her own record for highest grossing film directed by a woman. It will have a strong opening weekend but the word of mouth will have it showing its legs well into Valentine's Day.
It's also a strong contender for the Golden Globes' Best Comedy too.
Finally, my favorite performance of Jack was in James L. That film still ranks in my top fifteen of all-time and Jack was the cornerstone of that wonderful movie. He picked Something's Gotta Give, a dramatic comedy, written by Nancy Meyers (What Women Want) as his next project. That fleeting age when everything just falls into place.
Both that film and Anger Management were good roles for Jack. The Sweet, uncomplicated satisfaction of the younger woman.
Even Harry's doctor (a relaxed and warmly funny Keanu Reeves) starts hitting on Erica.