Film Review: Love & Other Drugs

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

Directed by: Edward Zwick

I wasn’t really all that excited about this movie. I saw it because I had a free ticket out of them Regal’s reward zone cards that I have. I also saw the movie ’cause it was just for something to see since there was nothing else playing. The movie was getting some good reviews so I decided to check it out myself. Here is my review:

Plot/Synopsis: Jake Gyllenhaal, plays a pharmaceutical salesmen named Jamie Randall, where he goes and sells various drugs to doctors offices and drug stores. Jamie is a fun and happy upbeat kind of guy, where he tries to make his sales entertaining. Jamie is a bit of a ladies man as he has one night stands whenever a woman is attracted to him. Along the way, Jamie meets Anne Hathway’s character, Maggie Murdock, where he first meets her at a doctor’s office. Of course, Jamie has a one night stand with Maggie later on, they become an official couple later on throughout the film. The film is about Maggie trying to battle the onset of Parkinson’s Disease. Jamie also have health problems of his own as he struggles to have good sex with women without his privates down there going wrong. Jamie never believed in falling in love with women, all he wanted was sex but when he met Maggie, all he wanted was her.

I was a little worried that I was going to be bored to death with this film, but it didn’t turn out that way. I thought it was great. Jake Gyllenhaal’s acting has matured. You know how in most of his films, his acting skills always seem to be like a kid? Well, he’s more of an adult in this one. His acting in this film is different than his acting in the past. So kudos to Jake for improving his acting.

I thought this was going to be nothing but a strict romance movie. It was a romance movie, of course, but it was more than that. It got really deep into things. It was serious about diseases and Viagra. It really showed what drugs can do to a human body. I thought the writing was fine. The movie was at good pacing and good length. Not that long and the pacing actually went by pretty quick.

There is a lot of nudity of course. I think Anne is a great looking woman, but I was impressed with her acting skills in this film. She was brilliant and I think she will an Oscar for this role. Since she’ll be hosting this year ‘s Oscars, she’s definitely going to win too. I like Anne Hathaway a lot more than Angelina Jolie and she’s a better actress than the overrated, Julia Roberts. Seriously, Anne was amazing in this movie. Not because she was naked throughout most of it. I believe her being naked in this movie was real. She said many times on the internet that it wasn’t fake, it was really her baring it all.

I think the film just wants to wake us up that Viagra isn’t a good drug that everyone thinks it is. Even if the film isn’t doing well in box office, I quite liked it. I would suggest everyone else to check it out too. It is worth watching.

Score for “Love & Other Drugs” = *** (3 Stars as in “good”)


One thought on “Film Review: Love & Other Drugs”

  1. It started off really fun, and exciting, with a quick pace, that had plenty of good jokes. Then it starts to delve into sappy rom-com cliches, that we all know and hate. However, this film does a good job anyway, with it’s two stars, and their undeniable chemistry.

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