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[...] This movie, no kidding, was somewhere around 2:15, waaayyy too long for a movie of this type. It just went on and on, much like Gigli. On that note, I actually enjoyed Gigli more than this, but just a little. Something's Gotta Give is a ridiculous premise, with dull acting and the occassional laugh. It stars Jack Nicholson (Jack doing his usual Jack), Amanda Peet, Keanu Reeves (playing a doctor: yeah right! ) and Diane Keaton's teeth. Honestly, I haven't seen chompers like that since Seabiscuit. What this amounts to is an offensive exercise in boredom. ***Don't read on if you don't want the movie ruined, as if the ending would be hard to predict***: What they try to pass off as a happy ending is in reality one woman's gross mistake. Here we have Jack Nicholson, a rich, womanizing playboy who only dates women young enough to be his daughter. He has never made any commitment to anyone and now he's 63 and is feeling a little old and lonely. Diane Keaton, meanwhile, has the attention of a nice young 36-year old doctor, who admires her for her mind and her artistic abilities (she's a playwright) So, after suffering all kinds of post-one-night-stand depression because the old pig leaves her for more young women, she ends up running off to Paris with Keanu the doctor to celebrate her birthday. Suddenly, Jack shows up and, wouldn't ya know it, in the end, she takes off on her nice young doctor to be with the dirty old man. How is this a happy ending? People don't change overnight, heart attack or not. They should make a sequel in which Jack Nicholson continues dating gorgeous young women behind Diane Keaton's back. Honestly, the ending of this movie is a tragedy, not a happy ending. The woman just threw her life away. I shoulda seen Lord of the Rings or Kill Bill again instead of this drivel.
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6.1.2004 - age: 26-35
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