Day 24. What is your favorite movie and why?
Oh gosh, this is a hard one. I have a few all time favorite movies but I think one of my tippy top ones is “Something’s Gotta Give” with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton.
Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson) is a perennial playboy with a libido much younger than his years. During what was to have been a romantic weekend with his latest infatuation, Marin (Amanda Peet), at her mother’s Hamptons beach house, Harry develops chest pains. He winds up being nursed by Marin’s reluctant mother Erica Barry (Diane Keaton), a successful, divorced New York playwright. In the process, Harry develops more heart pangs — the romantic kind — for Erica, an age-appropriate woman whom he finds beguiling. However, some habits die hard. When Harry hesitates, his charming thirtysomething doctor (Keanu Reeves) steps in and starts to pursue Erica. And Harry, who has always had the world on a string, finds his life unraveling.
I adore Diane Keaton’s performance and rank her up there with one of my all time favorite actresses. This movie made me laugh, and made me cry. It’s the sweetest form of sincerity the way the roles were played to perfection. And when Diane’s character breaks down and cries, and cries, and cries, then cries some more- I was right there with her crying and then laughing my ass off.
Jack Nicholson is the perfect little dirty old man in the film and a wonderful scamp. I love it when he develops feelings for Diane’s character but has never had feelings for someone in his own age group before and doesn’t know what to do with himself. Too funny.
It’s definitely a love story and a feel good movie. I highly recommend watching it with a big bowl of popcorn.