REVIEW: LOVE & OTHER DRUGS
Anne Hathaway has really dainty hands. Lisa Simpson's career advice counselor would say she has "stubby fingers." So mean. What an asshole.
She and Gyllenhal had very strong chemistry and I had to ignore the call of nature to make sure I didn't miss any scenes between them. If only the film could've dropped all the silly cheap jokes, I wouldn't have had to wait as long. I can't imagine how much material was cut from the film, but it still felt fat.
Oooh, during his relentless pursuit of Maggie Murdock (MAGGIE MURDOCK!?) as the film approached its TIRED resolution, I whispered to my friend in my best Keanu voice, "STAY ABOVE 50!!!" A really trite way to end a film that had that wonderful scene at the Parkinsons meeting which hinted at something with such higher stakes. I began to wish that this wasn't made as a romantic comedy, but a film that focused on the drama of the situation. Having Jamie realize that he wants to enjoy the limited time they have left really didn't mean much to me at the end. The way it played, it just felt like easy words.
It probably has a lot to do with the fact that I read your review before seeing the film, but I pretty much agree with all of it.
Ultimately formula, but Hathaway and Gyllenhaal are dynamite together. And one has to be happy when a beautiful and talented young woman bares it all many, many times.
Anyway: What are the other drugs the title refers to? Or is the title just a joke?
No, i thought the same thing. Guess they were the first flat screen tv's or something.
The script is such a mess. It tries to be 20 different movies at once and ends up not really being anything consistent.
But Hathaway and Gyllenhaal are really good and totally sell the film.
Somebody please kill Josh Gad.
Caught this the other day, not much to add here. Kudos to not just mainstream nudity but awkwardly realistic, aggressive scenes of foreplay, sex sounds, and shaky orgasms. Remember that rumor about Don't Look Now? I kind of wondered here...
Unfortunately the movie feels like three screenplays squished together. It coasts on the chemistry between Hathaway and Gyllenhall, but it's Gyllenhall's show. This is probably my favorite role of his, but Hathaway is bordering on Manic Pixie Girl. When they start "dating" she tells him he'll never meet her friends, but what friends? Maybe the black guy at the coffee house, but he gets two lines. And why is a girl suffering from Parkinson's working at a coffee house?! Having her be a freelance artist would've been enough.
Speaking of those sex scenes, Hathaway's sensuality (and forwardness leading up to those scenes) has convinced me she's Catwoman.