ETonline (US), December 3, 2003
Keanu Gets Cozy with Keaton
Freed from Zion and his 'Matrix' duties, KEANU REEVES is teaming up with screen legends JACK NICHOLSON and DIANE KEATON for the romantic comedy 'Something's Gotta Give,' coming to theaters December 12.
ET sat down with Keanu to talk about relationships and his sexy, romantic character.
In the sweet comedy, Nicholson plays Harry Sanborn, an aging playboy with a libido much younger than his years. During a romantic weekend with his latest conquest, Marin (AMANDA PEET of 'The Whole Nine Yards'), at her mother's Hamptons beach house, Harry has chest pains. Marin's divorced mother, Erica (Keaton), reluctantly cares for Harry, and in the process he develops romantic feelings for the more age-appropriate woman.
But while Harry struggles to change his old habits, his charming, 30-something doctor (Reeves) steps in and begins to pursue Erica! Now Harry, who has always had the world on a string, finds his life unraveling.
Keanu told ET he was thrilled to play opposite veterans Keaton and Nicholson, and after reading the script was honored just to be part of such a "beautiful" film. "It was funny, it's touching," he revealed after seeing the movie. "As an actor the chance to work with some greats and then do something so different from 'The Matrix' ... it's a great movie."
Keanu reveals that the film also addresses issues many can identify with: "I think they turn to the age old question, which is 'Are you open to love? Are you open to giving love, open to being loved? Can you get out of your own way? Can you get over your fears?' "
Also starring FRANCES McDORMAND and JON FAVREAU and directed by NANCY MEYERS ('What Women Want'), 'Something's Gotta Give' gives in to audiences everywhere December 12.