Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Hilarious movie scene about a writer

Photos ©2003 Sony Pictures.

I must have missed this movie when it came out...partly because I didn't watch TV for three years prior to selling my first novel. Hey, writing time had to come from somewhere. I mean, since I wasn't about to take time away from my family, something else had to give.

Which leads me to the point of this post. Last night, hubby and I watched "Something's Gotta Give" (Sony Pictures-2003) starring Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves, as well as a host of others.

Now before you rush out and rent or buy this movie, I must warn you there are a couple of gratuitous (and gross!) scenes in it. But, if you are a writer and can stomach those parts (or hit fast forward) there is something in this movie that you can identify (and laugh!) with.

There is a scene when the rich, former womanizing old guy (played by Jack Nicholson) breaks up with the famous screenwriting herione (played by Diane Keaton).

The funniest part was, right after he breaks up with her...the writing of her newest play just starts pouring out of her. Only it's hilarious because she'll wail...then write....then toss her head back and cry hysterically some more...then giggle maniacally and write. THIS SCENE IS HILARIOUS IF YOU ARE A WRITER OF ANY KIND!

You'd have to see it to know what I mean. My description doesn't give it justice. But if you've ever strained and labored over any kind of written will appreciate (and crack up at!) this scene.

Cheryl Wyatt...NOT condoning the gross, gratuitous parts. Just endorsing the funny, writerly aspect of this several-years-old movie.

1 comment:

Nike.Chillemi said...

Thanks for the heads up on this. Sounds like a riot. If my memory holds, I'll rent it...but that's a big "if". LOL

I'll get through the gross stuff, I don't expect great behavior from "unsaved characters" in a secular work. (giving a teeny shrug)