Thursday, January 27, 2011


The first movie review I'll be doing for 2011 is for "Love and Other Drugs". Based on the Jamie Reidy memoir "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman", this film lets us follow Maggie (Anne Hathaway) and Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal) as they discover more about themselves and found out love with each other. There were a lot of conflicts in the story beginning with Jamie's womanizing ways and the idea of how a player could fall for a girl in the purest and most sincere of ways. There's also Maggie's character who has Parkinson's and just sees guys as a pasttime for her to do sex with. That and a whole lot more of emotional drama is packed in this film.

Though not as compelling as other love dramas I have watched in the past, it still did justice specifically in the latter part of the film wherein Jamie follows Maggie to confess how important she is to him. Not your conventional love story but surely people can still relate. I shed a tear or two on that scene. And let's not forget that it has also some of the steamiest scenes where Hathaway just blatantly exposes her tits which makes jaws drop and Gyllenhaal doing his butt exposing tactics. I might say both are hot.

For me, Love and Other Drugs was okay. Now, up to you if you want to be under the influence of this film. 3 out 5 popcorns.

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