Friday, January 23, 2009

Flashback Friday – Something's Gotta Give

Tomorrow is the birthday for Saint Francesco de Sales, Patron Saint of writers.

There are not that many movies about writers. It's a hard thing to make cinematic.

I enjoyed Something's Gotta Give. Diane Keaton played a single, successful Broadway playwright who finally falls in love again. It was funny, sweet and her Hamptons house (especially that kitchen) was some of the best house porn I have seen on the big screen.

Here is the trailer.

One of the clips from the move. After Jack breaks her heart, Diane's writing block ends. I know it's sad but the beginning of this sequence had the audience howling. Have a great weekend.


Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I totally remember this scene. And it was a great movie.

And it's a nice portrait of some of the odd whims of the writing muse.

Cherrye at My Bella Vita said...

That was a fun movie! They were great together.

City Girl said...

I loved that movie. I remember seeing it in law school, right after finals, and it SO cheered me up. And yes the house and the kitchen are pretty fantastic :)

Maryann said...

I loved this movie! We have a saint for everything, don't we? LOL

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

jen - I agree.

cherrye - I heard the director wrote the parts with them in mind. They had great chemistry.

citygirl - Love, love, love that kitchen.

maryann - I wonder if there's a book that lists all the saints?

girasoli said...

I loved this movie also. Thanks for posting this. Enjoyed watching the two clips.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

girasoli - you're welcome.

Nancy - Girl in Giro said...

geesh i loved that house! i always love houses in films, and i love your term, house porn. other good house porn? "home alone". what else? what else?

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

nancy - Bramesole (Francesca's House) in Under The Tuscan Sun.

Charlotte's apt. in SATC

Julia Roberts' loft in Closer. Those are the one that come to the top of my head.