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Something's Gotta Give

Amanda Peet, Diane Keaton, ...
Image credit: : Bob Marshak

''Something's Gotta Give'' is one of the 10 holiday movies we can't wait to see

WHY WE CAN'T WAIT A little ditty 'bout Jack and Diane (as in Nicholson and Keaton), two of our all-time favorites doing what they do best: She's in dithery, lovestruck ''Annie Hall'' mode, and Jack is lecherous old Jack.

SOURCE MATERIAL The mind of writer-director Nancy Meyers (''What Women Want'')

PLOT POINTS It's a love quadrangle: Nicholson is an aging rake dating age-inappropriate young hottie Amanda Peet, only to find himself falling for her mom (Keaton), who's also being wooed by young doctor Keanu Reeves.

BURNING QUESTION After ''Town & Country'' (also with Keaton) flopped, is there an audience for a sex comedy about AARP-aged folks?

COME FOR Nicholson and Reeves vying for Keaton

STAY FOR Frances McDormand, as the tart-tongued sister who helps Keaton choose

Originally posted Nov 24, 2003

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