Why I Could Watch ‘Something's Gotta Give' Over & Over & Over Again

Yes, I know, it’s not even a new movie I’m discussing here, but I’m hoping it means you’ve had plenty of time to watch the ever charming, always funny, must see Something’s Gotta Give. Plus, it was on HBO the other night, which is always helpful in rediscovering my infinite love for this flick. There are many reasons that I could watch this movie over and over and over again (believe me, I have) but for the sake of everyone’s attention span, I’m shooting off my top 5. Secretly I want them to be the same as your top 5 or, at the very least, in your top 50.  By the way, these aren’t in any particular order. I can’t bear to have to prioritize 5 anythings about this movie. So, sit down, read and enjoy the same things I enjoy. Or else.

1. Diane Keaton. I’m pretty sure I don’t have to explain why she is in anyone’s top 5 – anywhere, anyhow, anywho. It’s Diane Keaton, for pete’s sake. Her talent alone is worthy of taking up the entire list.

2. The sob sequence. If you can watch this movie and keep a straight face during the sob sequence, then you are dead inside. No, seriously – I’m talking you need oil for that tin organ inside your chest. Maybe you couldn’t even hear the movie because of the clattering can you call your heart. Because, that scene is hysterical. I laugh every single time. EVERY SINGLE TIME! If you can’t relate to that scene, you are lying to yourself and THE WORLD.

3. It’s the one and only time I have ever found Keanu Reeves attractive. The fact that this movie can bring about an emotion I’ve never felt before deems it a winner. It just might have something to do with that white coat and stethoscope. Or maybe that he is simply smart enough (in the movie) to realize how amazing Diane Keaton is (always). Either way, Keanu has got a little something something extra to give in this one and I’m not ashamed to take it.

4. That house. I think that may possibly be every person on earth’s dream home. It’s absolutely stunning and I want to live there. Always. With Diane Keaton. We will frolic on the beach and have homemade meals with ingredients from the farmer’s market followed by post dinner coffee and cozy reading. Anything less would not be worthy of that stunning home. That home would make me a better person. I’d like to be better. Make me better!

5.  Turning heartache into a raging success. We should all take a note from the Something’s Gotta Give book of life and see that a massacre of our hopes can end up being fuel for the triumph of our lives. Erica Berry (Diane Keaton’s character, duh!) owns her emotions, loud and proud. She makes no apologies about her vulnerability and in a crazy cosmic twist it makes her look even stronger! I want to be her when I grow up. Actually, I want to be her now.

So, there you have it. I could go on. I could tell you how much I adore Frances McDormand or the hospital scene where the women ogle Keanu or how quaint the market is or when Jack Nicholson flies to Paris to eat crow or that 3 generations of women can watch this movie and still appreciate it or that…well, you get the picture. I love this movie. I want you to love this movie. Diane Keaton wants you to love this movie. And is there ever a better reason than that?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/kimmysupaflyconn Kimmy Conn

    I love this movie. I also love the fact , that even though I own it, I still watch it every time it comes on TV.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1185000042 Jessica Emry

    I thought I was that felt this way!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002408674149 Ana Lugo

    OMG the sob sequence.. Hilarious! it is rivaled only by Adam Sandler singing his break-up song in The Wedding Singer.. “And when I think of you, Linda.. I hope you f*cking choke! I want to die! Put a bullet in my heeeeeaaaaaddd!” so honest, so funny.. I’m laughing just thinking about it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1346256429 Monique Peña

      I know, right? Plus Jack Nicholson’s character is tool in this movie! “No way! No way!” ( in my Neo voice)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1346256429 Monique Peña

      Oops, I meant to reply to Lauren Holloway, down there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/susan.pedersen1 Susan Sofranko Pedersen

    I also fell in love with the house and Diane Keaton’s wardrobe. LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=719022605 Julie Szymanski Franken

    I hardly ever sit through an entire movie. This one is never a problem. I laugh, hysterically during the sob sequence, I cry, I cheer, I run the whole rollercoaster of emotions along with Erica Berry. And I love her turtlenecks! And that kitchen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=23906515 Samantha Collie

    This movie and “It’s Complicated” with Meryl Streep and their unbelievably beautiful homes/lives just makes them awesome.

    • http://www.facebook.com/charlotte.wake Charley Wake

      I watch that film regularly just for decorating inspiration. It’s Complicated does have a fab house too…Maybe the moral of the story is that I need to wait another 20 years before I can have a house like that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauren.hollaway Lauren Hollaway

    I like to pretend this movie ends much sooner than it does. I totally cut off the end like Old Yeller…I would never imagine leaving Dr. Keanu for Jack-freaking- Nicholson. It’s just too much for me!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1346256429 Monique Peña

      I know, right? Plus Jack Nicholson’s character is tool in this movie! “No way! No way!” ( in my Neo voice)

  • http://www.facebook.com/laurenscharf Lauren Leigh Scharf

    Totally with you on the house. I live in that house in my happiest dreams.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1259603717 Samantha Elise

    I guess I’ve found my weekend flick!! Thanks, ladies!! <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/lindsaybphotography Lindsay Borden

    I’ve watched Something’s Gotta Give about 50 times. Not kidding. It’s my favorite movie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joanne.sloatrankin Joanne Sloat Rankin

    The best. I should own it considering I will watch it every time it’s on. Love the dynamics between Jack & Diane and the scene where she does “The Godfather” move and grabs Jack to whisper in his ear that her heart is broken kills me every time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=20012774 Adrienne Putrow

    OMG YES.

  • http://www.facebook.com/julesmieras Julie Payne Mieras

    I want to frolic on the beach with Diane Keaton, too!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/julesmieras Julie Payne Mieras

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1430174100 Dana Holland

    Yes!! I plan to live in that house in about 20 years, in my all-white wardrobe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396448682 Chevonne Collins

    *Whispers* I have been meaning to see this movie since it came out ten years ago. Talk about a procrastinator. That’s it! I shall go on-demand, sit down, and watch this movie. Clearly I’m way overdue. lol! *dodges tomatoes*

  • http://www.facebook.com/zelina Zelina Garza

    the sob scene makes me teat up all the time because I’ve been there before and it sucks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chickpokipsie Rachel Jackson

    This is absolutely one of my favorite movies – I even BOUGHT it, which I only do if I’m likely to watch it a kazillion times. Love it!

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