Second movie I had a pleasure (and I really mean pleasure this time) to watch at the cinema these past two weeks was Love and Other Drugs. The movie that I was waiting patiently for a while now didn’t disappoint me actually, this might have been the best romantic-comedy I have watched in a long time! It might be too much to some, cause there is a lot of sex scenes and when I say a lot, I mean A LOT!
But the story itself was surprising because not all was told in the trailer and I really didn’t read much about the movie – they probably didn’t advertise the part that came as a shock. A very nice twist to the story, a very logical reason to fit the typical romantic-comedy moments into the screenplay – the meet, the split, the reunite – you know the deal. Usually the split is so unrealistic that it makes you think if their love is even real, but this one kind of seemed something that was coming up as a logical moment that was supposed to happen. I am not making sense right? I’m sorry, I can’t give away a lot of the story but I do have couple of things to say.
1. Don’t really watch it with the family, Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal are naked a lot in this movie – and not because they live in a universe that didn’t have any clothes.
2. There is something you should know about Jake Gyllenhaal, his butt looks better than his face.
3. Anne Hathaway might have been the little innocent princess when she was little but she is all grown up now.
4. The story includes the beginning (because apparently this movie takes place in the past) of the little blue pill that changed the world – Viagra.
5. Despite being a story placed in the past (also based on a book – everything is lately) it looks very modern and fresh. To be honest, I didn’t even notice it before Viagra came into the picture because it was the story how it all started for the small pill.
6. I think that the chemistry between Anne and Jake was believable and they where comfortable with each other: while wearing clothes and while not wearing clothes.
7. The best “I love you” – shockingly surprising and funny – nicely played!
All in all, all good things I think – and based on other romantic comedies, this ranks high for me – 4 out of 5. Here are also some stills from the movie and two shots of Anne’s flat – I think it’s homey in the tortured-artist-waitress style way. Yes, it is messy but it suits her character – you’d understand after you see the movie.