Anyone who’s seen the trailer for the Rob Reiner-directed comedy And So It Goes might easily be forgiven for assuming Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton makes little more than a cameo opposite fellow Oscar-winner Michael Douglas. Strange stuff.
The trailer makes all sort of mention regarding Douglas’ character, a disagreeable, just this side of misanthropic real estate agent. Try gleaning what Keaton’s role amounts to — not much offered here. Some could argue the best thing about the movie is Keaton. Critics on RottenTomatoes gave the film a score of 16 out of 100.
Arguably the most noteworthy scene in the entire film has Keaton’s character auditioning for a job as a lounge singer. Making a cameo in the movie as the club’s owner? The irrespressible and durable singing star Frankie Valli.
The actress best known for her comedy chops in spite of co-starring in numerous dramatic films including Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather and the Warren Beatty-directed Reds has sung on the big screen before. Two such occasions include Annie Hall — for which she won the best actress Oscar — and Radio Days, both films directed by Woody Allen.
Keaton also made a memorable appearance in the earlier part of her career singing “Am I Blue” on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
And So It Goes runs one hour 34 minutes and is rated PG-13.