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Sunday, January 30, 2011

[6.50/10] Love and Other Drugs (2010)


Love and Other Drugs (2010)

Brief review: "Blood Diamond" director, Edward Zwick, brings this refreshing, love story about a handsome, yet selfish salesman, who happens to fall for a beautiful young woman, who suffers from Parkinson's disease. Though Zwick hardly balances the drama with hilarious character-driven humour, the end result is a smart, funny and sexy, yet heartfelt rom-com, that will leave you satisfied. The films also delivers plenty of delicious nudity and delightful sex scenes to satisfy viewers' curiosity. The two wonderful leads are certainly driving force of this movie. Not only that they are extremely physically attractive, but they both possess some truly impressive acting skills. Gyllenhaal often steals the show as the ambitious and handsome Jamie, however Anne Hathaway's charisma is so strong, that it's hard to take your eyes off of her, when she's on screen. In terms of chemistry, Gyllenhaal and Hathaway are a match made in heaven! Their relationship feels sincere and believable, it makes you think they're meant for each other. However, Josh Gad really lets the film down as the annoying younger brother of Jamie. Unfortunately, Gad appears on the screen way more often than expected, and most of the time he's just barely standable.

Overall summary: Thanks to its extremely likable leads, and grippingly-enjoyable story, "Love and Other Drugs" is a bittersweet dramdey, that is every bit as engaging and amusing, as it's touchingly emotional.

7 comments:

Melissa Bradley said...

This movie had me straight away. I fell in love with the characters and was swept away in their story. Your assessment of the younger brother is spot on, he really took away from the film whenever he was onscreen. Zwick is a director I admire a lot and his Glory is one of my all time favorite war films.

Nebular said...

Mel, I fell in love with them, too. Gyllenhaal and Hathaway would make a great real-life couple, don't you think? :) As for Zwick, yes, he's a very gifted director, though I was utterly disappointed with "The Last Samurai". And "Glory" is one of the best war movies ever made.

Melissa Bradley said...

I was disappointed with Samurai as well, George. Did not meet my expectations at all. You're right, Jake and Anne would make cute couple, they had such great chemistry.

Nebular said...

Not that only "The Last Samurai" was poor, but at the screening, the theater was full of morons who were sipping Coke and eating popcorn loudly... and it it drove me crazy! The person sitting on my right was one of those and I said to him: You're here to watch movies or you're here to eat? :D And he was like... speechless :)

Melissa Bradley said...

LMAO, yes!! You are too funny, I love what you said to that guy. :D Oh my God I cannot stand it when people are eating like a full meal during the movie. I would have been applauding you. I mean, I sneak in a little sugar-free candy, but these people buy out the concession stand.

Matty V. said...

Nice review! I have been on the fence about seeing this movie, although, my sister tells me I should watch it. Your review points out some quality elements of the film, so I might have to give it a go.

Nebular said...

Thanks, Matt :) Actually, this one was recommended by my sister too, so I decided to give it a shot. No regrets, it was quite good. :)