Yesterday, after watching the Seahawks' dramatic overtime victory over the Packers, I stumbled on a screening of the 2003 delightful romantic comedy, Something's Gotta Give, starring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. It gave this old guy real pleasure to see the glamorous Keanu Reeves and Amanda Peet kicked to the curb by Nicholson and Keaton, who bring to the screen every aging romantic's idea of what true love might be like for the over fifty-five crowd. I had forgotten that Nicholson is, among many other things, an accomplished slapstick comedian.
The baby boomers are really only a relatively minor demographic blip, but ever since they reached AARP age, movie makers have been catering to them in a way that is quite satisfying even for those of us who are a generation older.
Inasmuch as many wise commentators on the human comedy have observed that sex is ninety-five percent in the head, it is quite gratifying to see Hollywood portraying the troublingly overweight Nicholson and the menopausal Keaton as capable of getting it on.