Something's Gotta Give
Writer-director admits premise is nuts
The idea of someone who looks like Keanu Reeves (who is 39) chasing after a woman Diane Keaton's age (58) sounds like an only-in-the-movies fantasy (insert requisite Demi Moore-Ashton Kutcher joke here).
And Nancy Meyers, who wrote and directed "Something's Gotta Give" - in which Reeves and Jack Nicholson both vie for Keaton's affections - is willing to admit it. Meyers got the idea not long after divorcing her husband Charles Shyer, with whom she had written ''Private Benjamin" and remade the "Father of the Bride" movies, and acknowledges that the script is a bit of wish-fulfillment for women of a certain age.
"Do I think somebody could be drawn to the Diane Keaton character? Yeah," she has said. "Is it a fantasy that he's being played by Keanu? Yes.
"And the fact that Jack's character comes around at the end - is that a fantasy?" She hedged. "I hope not."