"Something's Gotta Give" I Just Don't Get It (Don't Read If You Haven't Seen It)

  1. Ok, I know this movie has been out for awhile, but I just had a chance to watch it last night. The movie was great, but Diane Keaton was insane.

    I'll take Keanu Reeves over Jack Nicholson any day of the week!

    Why go for an older bachelor player who's only dated younger women his entire life and acts like a jerk, when you can have the young hot Keanu doctor who treats you like a goddess!

    I just don't get it.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on May 20, '04
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  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Me either!! My gosh Keanu's character treats her so well and he is so hot!

    The movie was hilarious though.

    Gloria Steinham (spelling?) agrees with us . . she would NOT have chosen Jack.

    steph
  4. by   Sheri257
    Quote from stevielynn
    ....and he is so hot!
    You can say that again. I would have dumped Jack in a heartbeat!

    :roll
  5. by   leslie :-D
    i didn't even see the movie but agree with you girls 100%. and it's not even the hot stud thing but the thought of someone treating you like a queen...although hot doesn't hurt.
  6. by   gypsyatheart
    Well, I saw that movie as well and it just didn't do a thing for me. There were a couple of funny points, but overall I was like...."huh"? Really, overall, wasn't too realistic. Oh well, to each his own, right?
  7. by   Sheri257
    It occurs to me that the movie reinforces the same old taboo.

    It's ok for older men to date younger women, but it's not ok for older women to date younger men.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on May 21, '04
  8. by   Tweety
    You can't choose who you love. You guys are so superficial and shallow.

    hehehe
  9. by   Tweety
    Quote from lizz
    It occurs to me that the movie reinforces the same old taboo.

    It's ok for older men to date younger women, but it's not ok for older women to date younger men.


    Not really because Diane Keaton did date the younger guy, just didn't love him. Even in the end it showed the futility of Jack's shallow life and lack of life in it. Did you hear the speech her sister gave. I was cheering "right on sister!" and I'm a guy.
  10. by   Sheri257
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    You can't choose who you love. You guys are so superficial and shallow.

    hehehe
    Hey, I like being superficial and shallow, if that means enjoying a hot stud every once in awhile.

    Ok, she did date the younger guy. But she ends up with the reluctant Jack, who barely comes around at the end. Why waste the time on some old jerk who needs to be convinced you're the one for him?

    I still think the older woman/younger man taboo has something to do with the story line here.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on May 21, '04
  11. by   eltrip
    I'm with Tweety on this one. I loved the movie. My DH & I watched it & even HE hee-hawed through it. I totally got it. It was about who you love, regardless of age or looks. Don't get me wrong, I've always thought that Keanu was THE MAN (ever since I first laid eyes on him in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure")...but love is an entirely different animal altogether.

    I truly admired the quest that Nicholson's character made & the self-growth he experienced. I think that this was part of what finally made him worthy of Keaton's character.
    It was a sweet, hilarious movie. I really could've lived the rest of my life without seeing Jack Nicholson's buttocks, though!
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    I read an interview where Gloria Steinham mentioned the movie and she agreed with what Lizz has said . . the old taboo about older women dating younger men.

    I saw the movie twice . . once with a girlfriend and we laughed all the way out to our car. Then with my husband who also thought it was funny.

    The blood pressure cuff flying towards the ceiling . . . :chuckle

    steph
  13. by   eltrip
    Perhaps I need to read Ms. Steinem's article...I'm just not getting the taboo thing. There wasn't anyone in the film having a problem with Keaton & Reeves' characters being in a relationship. She had simply fallen in love with the older geezer first (and apparently stayed in love with him...go figure).

    I just saw it as making a choice.
  14. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from eltrip
    Perhaps I need to read Ms. Steinem's article...I'm just not getting the taboo thing. There wasn't anyone in the film having a problem with Keaton & Reeves' characters being in a relationship. She had simply fallen in love with the older geezer first (and apparently stayed in love with him...go figure).

    I just saw it as making a choice.
    Not in the film . . . . in society so the filmmakers made the decision.

    steph

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