Beside some solid performances by Nicholson and Keaton, Keanu Reeves joins the cast as the doctor who treats Harry after his heart attack and who also happens to have a thing for "mature women". Not content to get his weird fetish kicks on the internet like the rest of us, he plays the most charming spoiler you can imagine when he tries to saddle in on Jack's date. We also get treated to a healthy dose of one of my perennial faves, the ultra hot Amanda Peet, who seems to have gotten typecast as the neurotic, undateable girl but who still displays some great skills at wearing lingerie/swimsuits (thank me ladies, looks like a few less husbands will wince when you come home from the video store with this in hand). There's even a brief yet effective performance by Frances McDormand who threatens an underwear clad Nicholson with one of the flick's funnier lines. The whole thing does catch some drag at 128 minutes and could have been wrapped up much quicker. A few of scenes felt a bit forced and redundant and a couple of little sidesteps really didn't add much, but then again, I don't remember anyone asking me to direct their films so what do I know, I'm just a fat guy on a couch! Don't rent or buy this expecting any deviation from the standard romantic comedy mold, since you won't get it, but if you're in the mood for what you think this is going to be...then that's exactly what you'll get.
There's a couple of quickie features that follow, lasting only a few minutes each. The "Hamptons House Set Tour with Amanda Peet" features the stunning actress walking us through the set in a very casual way. She comes off pretty natural and actually quite funny and everyone on set seems to like her. I guess that just seems odd since she always lands roles as bitches. She does overdo it a bit when she goes on about thirty times about how intimidated she was by Nicholson, but then again, he may have threatened to smash a golf club over her pretty little head. Next up "Harry sings Karaoke to Erica", a deleted scene featuring the aforementioned cover by Nicholson himself of an English version of Edith Piaf's classic chanson d'amour "La Vie en Rose". I was almost charmed out of my pants until I remembered that I was at my neighbors.
There's a quick set of cast and crew filmographies attached, as well as the trailer for this and about ten other flicks including Spider-Man 2.