Saturday, January 29, 2011

Love and Other Drugs

After some negative buzz had not much expectations about the movie but I tell you that this drama/romantic-comedy is quite enjoyable especially in the serious moments and there are plenty of it mostly referring to drug marketing and to main character illness. Indeed Maggie Murdock has Parkinson disease which allows Anne Hathaway to portrait a character with some intensity that gave her some Oscar buzz and yes, her performance is worth of it. The romantic part of the movie is kind of different and believable; the comedy part was a surprise as made me laugh, except the moments when Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal) and his brother Josh (Josh Gad) that were absolutely awful for me.

Film tells about how Maggie, a free spirit that won’t let anyone to tie her down, and Jamie, a typical charming ladies man who doesn’t like commitment, meet and fall in love. This is a simple story that’s spiced with some not positive issues about the pharmaceutical industry marketing ways as well as dealing with a degenerative illness in a somehow realistic way, without making the situation sad.

Not a masterpiece, but an entertaining film with good performances by actors, especially Anne Hathaway that I believe is absolutely great in serious roles so is hard for me to understand why she will be Cat Woman in the next Batman film. Anyway she’s good here.

If you are in the mood for a light entertaining movie then I suggest you watch this film that’s suitable for all audiences, but I suspect women will like it more than men; still due to the ‘excessive’ (for American movies) nudity, know that men will be attracted to watch.


Watch trailer @MOC

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