December 22, 2003
Thank you Nadia, for this SGG article at FilmStew.com.
The wildcard in Something’s Gotta Give is Reeves. Long a leading man and hot off The Matrix sequels, he nevertheless accepted a supporting role. And he’s more or less the straight man – though an utterly charming and engaging straight man -- to Keating and Nicholson.
“I have a couple of jokes,” Reeves points out. “I hope I do. It's like, ‘Do you take Viagra?’ Yeah, to a certain extent in the film, I am the straight guy, which was great actually. I mean, I thought of the character as he's a cardiologist, he's an emergency room doctor, he's dealing with matters of the heart, and he's a caregiver. So for me, I had to support whoever I was with. With Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson, my feeling was to do whatever it took to play the straight guy, to set it up”.
Reeves describes Keaton and Nicholson as “remarkable people” and “very gracious.” He arrived on the set fairly late in the game and found them remarkably welcoming to him. “They're people with great humor and sensitivity, and so it was a really enjoyable experience,” he notes.
Asked if he can be a fan when working with such veterans, Reeves smiles. “Well, you know, when I met them, it was like, ‘I'm really glad to meet ya,’” he says. “And yes, it was great to be able to communicate my enjoyment of their work. But then, once you go to work, you go to work. They're great. They're great.”
Meyers also earns Reeves’ praise, complimenting her both as a screenwriter and a director. “In speaking about her words, she protects them, and rightfully so because they're really good,” the actor explains.
-Read the whole article at filmstew.com
| from inside the mind of krix at December 22, 2003 11:33 AM
I haven't seen the movie yet - hasn't premiered here - but I have to say that after reading so many good things about Keanu, I was very surprised not to see him on the list of the Golden Globes... I know critics don't like him, but everyone's just adoring him!
Just like Donnie Barksdale. Blah, critics suck.
yes, indeed, critics suck, and not in a *good* way... ;)
one of these days, those blasted critics have got to acknowledge what the public adores --
in this case, our ever gorgeous, oh-so-charming and totally disarming, Dr. Julian Mercer.
Just became a fan recently after seeing Something's Gotta Give.
Anyone have AOL Instant Messenger? I would like to talk to other fans that can update me on his career.
Can I still be considered a fan even thought I haven't seen any of The Matrix movies yet? lol
Movies I HAVE seen with him through the years.
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
The Night Before
Babes in Toyland
Parts of Devil's Advocate
Sweet November(probably my least favorite)
Something's Gotta Give
TJ, you're not doing so bad. But watch The Matrix already! ;)
Other that I would humbly suggest are Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey *natch*, Point Break, My Own Private Idaho, Feeling Minnesota,The Replacements. I'm forgetting some, I know, but I'm sure someone else will think of more. Also, check Cheryl's Movie Backlot. There's a link on this site.
Krix, thanks for the info! I am so disappointed that everyone doesn't love him like we do (but critics do suck, audibly, don't they).
TJ! I consider myself a big fan though I am a new one. I started out with the Matrix and worked backward. You will LOVE the films!! See Point Break and the Replacements, too. That will be a nice holiday gift to yourself.
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