We rented Something’s Gotta Give a couple of weeks back, with very low expectations. For some reason, all through Oscar Season, neither Tiffany nor I could get up the interest to watch it. Another Jack show. Diane Keaton never has rung my bell. Amanda Peet really doesn’t do anything for me.
Sure, lots of folks were telling us it was good. The critical acclaim was strong. But it took us a long time ot come around. And now we have.
The movie is cuter than we thought, with prettier people (wow, that house was something else!), better guest stars (Frances McDormand, Jon Favreau, and Starsky!), a more interesting plot (they have sex pretty early on as these formulas go), and on-screen instant messaging that could actually be real!
It may have been a little long, and the Paris thing was a bit overmuch, but still, worthy of your time and money.