Tag Archives: Nancy Meyers

What Women Want

HE HAS THE POWER TO HEAR EVERYTHING WOMEN ARE THINKING. FINALLY… A MAN IS LISTENING. After accidentally electrocuting himself, cocky and womanizing Chicago ad executive Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson) realizes that he can hear what women are thinking… and the experience is a shock to him. Not one of Nancy Meyers’s finest romantic comedies, it … Continue reading What Women Want

The Intern

EXPERIENCE NEVER GETS OLD. 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is hired as an intern at a fresh New York City company that sells clothes online, but its founder (Anne Hathaway) is less than thrilled… One of Nancy Meyers’s least satisfying comedies is an attempt to bridge generations. Its two stars deserve kudos for … Continue reading The Intern

It’s Complicated

FIRST COMES MARRIAGE. THEN COMES DIVORCE. AND THEN… Jane Adler (Meryl Streep) becomes attracted to an architect (Steve Martin), but a night of drunken passion with her ex-husband (Alec Baldwin) makes her consider the options. Director Nancy Meyers is a reliable supplier of romantic comedies for an older, most likely female audience. This is one … Continue reading It’s Complicated

The Holiday

Amanda and Iris (Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet) agree to change homes over Christmas; in Surrey, England Amanda runs into the charming Graham (Jude Law), and in L.A. Iris socializes with the Hollywood community. Nancy Meyers’s romantic comedies are usually overlong and feature at least one out-of-place slapstick scene… but she knows how to make them … Continue reading The Holiday

Something’s Gotta Give

63-year-old record company exec Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson) always dates much younger women, but something happens when he meets the mother (Diane Keaton) of his latest flirt. Director Nancy Meyers wrote this romantic comedy with these stars in mind and it’s meant to attract an adult audience. It’s a sweet, funny story with a few … Continue reading Something’s Gotta Give