Michael Douglas (Last Vegas) and Diane Keaton (The Big Wedding) have the types of careers young actors only dream about. They’ve starred in dozens of films, worked with the best in the business, and they’ve won three Oscars between the two of them, but they’ve never starred in a movie together.
Now, director Rob Reiner (The Princess Bride) is finally uniting Douglas and Keaton on the same screen in And So It Goes, a romantic comedy about friendship, family, and love – with some stumbling flirtation thrown in for good measure.
In And So It Goes, Douglas plays Oren Little, a cantankerous and self-centered realtor who doesn’t get along with his neighbor Leah (Keaton). When Little is suddenly charged with taking care of his 9-year-old granddaughter, he enlists Leah’s help to find some common ground with the girl he never knew existed.
Though Douglas and Keaton have never worked together before, Douglas did play the commander-in-chief in Reiner’s The American President. Neither the stars nor the directer, however, are new to the rom-com rodeo. Reiner directed When Harry Met Sally and Rumor Has It, while both Douglas and Keaton have starred in their fair share of romance films.
From the trailer And So It Goes follows a typical romance plot: man and woman hate each other, man and woman must work together, man and woman develop feelings for each other. It’s a common storyline found among romantic comedy movies that most people have probably seen once or twice before (at least).
However, it will be Douglas and Keaton’s performances that raise And So It Goes up to something beyond the film’s formula. Between the late-in-life romance and the struggling single parent role thrust upon Douglas’s character, the movie certainly gives both stars plenty of material to work with and make their own.
And So It Goes hits theaters on July 11th, 2014.