Nancy Meyers romantic comedy, "Something's Got to Give" staring Diane Keaton, Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet, Jack Nicholson & Keanu Reeves.
This iconic scene reflects a demographic to which I'm rapidly approaching making it all the more enjoyable.
Frances McDormand's dinner table expose:
"Harry, you've been around the block a few times. What are you 60? 63, never married, which as we know if you were a woman would be a curse.
You'd be an old maid, a spinster.
So instead of pitying you, they write articles about you, celebrate your never marrying. You're allusive, a catch.
Then there's my gorgeous sister. Look at her. She's the most successful female playwright since Lillian Hellman. She's over 50, divorced and sits in night, after night, after night because the available guys her age want something that looks like Marin.
So, the whole over 50 dating scene is geared toward men leaving older women out and as a result the women become more and more productive and therefore more and more interesting which in turn makes them less desirable because as we know men, especially older men are threatened and deathly afraid of productive and interesting women.
It is just so clear, single, older women as a demographic are about as fucked a group as can ever exist.
Here is a fun interview with Nancy Meyers
"But I don’t think the Peter Pan quality is something women want in their men, that’s for sure. Like I said in my movie, men have gone from men to boys and women have gone from girls to women. It’s a problem. I can only imagine that that discrepancy and that dynamic must feel more than a little off if you are in the thick of it."