Somethings Gotta Give
Something’s Gotta Give is a romantic comedy that wouldn’t be romantic without Erica Barry (Diane Keaton) and wouldn’t be a comedy without Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson). Harry, a hip-hop record producer, is charming and debonair when it comes to sweeping young women off of their feet, but he has never truly been in love. Erica is a theatrical playwright and a divorced mother. Harry’s latest infatuation is Erica’s daughter, Marin (Amanda Peet), who longs for true love and realizes that “something’s gotta give.” During a summertime visit to the Barry’s Hampton beach house with Marin, Harry has a heart attack. His doctor, Julian Mercer (Keanu Reeves), says he must stay close to the hospital until he has fully recuperated. Harry’s beach-house visit is therefore extended, and Erica reluctantly cares for him. Through a series of comical twists, Harry and Erica find that they have a lot to learn about love from each other.