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Something's Gotta Give Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    66

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    The film also does something quite remarkable for an American film: It makes middle-age love look sexy and hugely satisfying.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Diane Keaton has the crucial role, and she makes the most of it.

  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Every moment spent in the company of Keaton... is such a joy that the whole is more delightful than the sum of the formulaic ingredients. Keaton makes Nicholson bounce the way Shirley MacLaine once did in ''Terms of Endearment.''

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Staff [Not Credited]

    But let's not mislead about acting gold: Without Nicholson and Keaton, the movie would be fair. With them, it's one of the few good romantic comedies this year. What we gotta give is thanks.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    But let's not mislead about acting gold: Without Nicholson and Keaton, the movie would be fair. With them, it's one of the few good romantic comedies this year. What we gotta give is thanks.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 15+

Delightful comedy, older teens and parents only.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is at the R-end of the PG-13 range, with very strong language, brief full frontal nudity and a bare behind, and explicit sexual references and situations. There are jokes about Viagra and menopause. In other words, this is a "grown-up" movie in subject matter and treatment. Characters smoke and drink and one gets tipsy. There are some tense situations.

  • Families can talk about why Harry, Marin, and Erica have walled themselves off from romantic involvement and why that changes.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Jokes about Viagra and menopause.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Character has a heart attack, tense scenes.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Nudity and explicit sexual references and situations for a PG-13.

  • language false5

    Language: Some very strong language for a PG-13.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking, character gets tipsy.

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