Saturday, January 29, 2011

After way too long, I finally made another trip to the cinema..

Love and Other Drugs

Love and Other Drugs follows a pretty standard story arch, playboy guy meets girl, girl is not looking for a relationship, guy falls in love, and comedy ensues. The only difference with this film is the girl is suffering early onset Parkinson’s.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway take the leads in this adult aimed comedy/drama, however it’s the supporting cast who are really superb, Hank Azaria and Oliver Platt steal the show and are my personal favourites. We also see lots of naked Jake so I shouldn’t really complain.

However, my main issue with this film was one Ms Hathaway, she was so very annoying and therefore I did not care what was happening to her. It was probably not only her fault as the story was so painfully obvious that I should have just watched the preview and imagined I’d seen it.

It can be difficult to balance comedy and drama without creating too much cheese, which is clear in this film, however I guess I did still enjoy it a little…

 If you like Anne Hathaway and cheesy American faux art house this film would be amazing!

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