Friday, July 23, 2010
Best Actress 2003: Diane Keaton in Something's Gotta Give
Diane Keaton received her fourth Oscar nomination for playing Erica Barry, a playwrite who falls in love with her daughter's older boyfriend (Jack Nicholson) in Something's Gotta Give.
Diane Keaton is simply wonderful in this movie. She adds a lot of charm and humor to this role and makes it work wonderfully. Keaton is so luminous to watch and she just makes you feel so happy! (I know that sounds stupid, but it's true!) . Keaton adds a lot of depth to Erica as well, as we see that she is a sad, lonely person who hasn't been with anyone in a long time, and Keaton really nails that. Her best scenes are with Jack Nicholoson though and they both have brilliant chemistry together. I loved watching their relationship grow and both have an intimacy that screen couples rarely have. Keaton also really gets a lot out of the crying scene, as it is so funny, yet over-the top, in a funny way.
After Erica and Nicholson have sex though, the movie starts being slightly ridiculous and that affects Diane Keaton's performance because sometimes it feels a bit uneven given that too much seems to be happening at once. But Diane Keaton certainly gave a great performance that is a joy to watch.