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Something's Gotta Give (2003)

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Director Nancy Meyers, producer Bruce Brock, and actress Diane Keaton Rating:7.7/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by petershelleyau on August 22nd, 2012:Find all reviews by petershelleyau
Meyers does most of the talking here, with the occasional comment by Block, and Keaton pops in for about an hour but doesn't add much. There are some pauses but it is mostly screen-specific. The comments cover score, deleted scenes, locations/set, use of rear projection and digitial effects, casting and performance, costumes and characters. There are acknowledged mistakes, but also deluded views of how the use of process screen is not apparent, and a lack of awareness about some of the misjudged casting and performances.
Commentary 2: Director Nancy Meyers and actor Jack Nicholson Rating:8.7/10 (3 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pennylane520 on September 4th, 2007:Find all reviews by pennylane520
This is really one of the best commentaries I've ever listened to. Nancy Meyers is always great, but on the rare occasion that Jack Nicholson does a commentary... all I can say is wow. He gives so much information on his choices towards how to play this character and the whole thing is just so enjoyable. If you want to learn about the great craft that Jack Nicholson posesses as an actor, this is highly recommended.
Reviewed by Station51 on March 17th, 2017:Find all reviews by Station51
To be honest I only watched this so I could listen to the Jack Nicholson commentary and get something from it. Jack is a real treat to listen to and you understand why there are always seems to be interesting people around him. He\'s very engaging, open and honest talking about his approach to acting in a very revealing, candid way. This is a man who doesn\'t do talk shows or give many interviews. He did this as a favor to the director Nancy Meyers and tries to give her everything. He needs a personal reason to do things and when he has one, he\'s generous. It reminds me of what Robert Evans wrote in his autobiography/film 'The kid stays in the picture'. Evans had lost everything through drug abuse and suffering a nervous breakdown and after a series of bad choices ended up losing his long owned estate in Beverly Hills and ended up living temporarily in a psychiatric hospital. He had become essentially homeless and a pariah in Hollywood. He found himself later trying to scrounge up the $10,000 a month to live in the guest house of his old estate which was now taken over by a French investor. Instead of meeting the French man at his old house, Evans found his house paid off and a note in the hall from Jack saying 'Welcome home'. This was because Jack felt he owed his career to Evans. What a loyal and amazing friend to have. Few of them around. Anyway, after all that maybe you can understand why I think so much of this guy and why it's such a great thing to hear this icon tell his story on this dvd. A rarity and a very good commentary needless to say.
Reviewed by Station51 on March 18th, 2017:Find all reviews by Station51
Just wanted to add the fact that while director Nancy Meyers is listening to Nicholson talk about the process from his characters point of view she keeps misinterpreting it as being Nicholson talking about hinself. Nicholson also doesn't always catch that she does this and they end up having a multilayered conversation with both on totally different pages. This happens more than once and I found it amusing. I was also kind of hoping someone would intervene at some point and help get them on the same wavelength.