In real life, older people fall for each other all the time, but it's rare for youth-obsessed Hollywood to feature actors past 40 in compromising positions. There's definitely no shame in Keaton's game, but the Easy Rider might want to bop into 24-hour Fitness and tighten up before his next gluteus maxis close-up.
However, as Nicholson reflects with on those intimate moments with Keaton, his real-life dating habits, the Lakers and other such pertinent matters, it's clear that he's still got "game." Diane Keaton said working with you was like standing in front of the Grand Canyon.
The film received generally favorable reviews For her performance Keaton earned a Golden Globe, a Satellite Award, as well as an Academy Award nomination and a SAG Award nomination for Best Actress, among other recognitions.
Nicholson also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
He's moving a little slower, has the girth of a past-his-prime college football coach who calms his nerves with a steady diet of stadium dogs, and the thinning hair of a man who's long past caring about his appearance. But after his cardiologist (Keanu Reeves) puts him on the abstinence diet, Harry ends up losing his heart to his girlfriend's 50-something mother (Diane Keaton). She really gives me tremendous energy working with her because, like me, she's pretty wild inside about fooling around. Sometimes in her preparation, she'll just look me in the eye and say, "You're disgusting!
It's a testament to how little erotic power older women hold in this culture that even with all those strikes against him, Nicholson's Harry still seems the stronger figure.The two drive to her mother's Hamptons beach house expecting to be alone, but are surprised by Marin's mother, successful playwright Erica Barry, who is there with her sister Zoe.After an awkward dinner, the night turns disastrous when — during foreplay with Marin — Harry has a heart attack and is rushed to a hospital. I'm always afraid it will disturb somebody if gifts are too extravagant, but I've thrown a few out. Speaking of crazy, what are your thoughts about the big-top Lakers this season? Since we all know what the newspaper business is, this stuff just makes their job really easy. I've jumped through people's windows -- stuff like that. At the beginning of the season, it was hard on the fans because we thought they were just going to argue day and night about everything. Do you think the media blew the feuds out of proportion? You can tell what they're going to write on the sports pages -- and the basketball season is very long -- at the beginning of the year, unless something really huge gets in the middle of it. No sooner do they arrive than Mom (Keaton) and her sister (Frances Mc Dormand) show up.