In the emotional comedy LOVE & OTHER DRUGS, Anne Hathaway portrays Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won’t let anything, including a formidable personal challenge, tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie Randall, portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal, whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with women and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie’s evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love. Most relationships proceed from love to sex. This one goes the opposite direction and thus makes an unexpected film from an unconventional love story.
The story is not your typical romantic comedy. The story weaves thru a romance that begins one way and then evolves into something quite unexpected. The heavy weight of the film explored on the nature of love and sex that provides comedy and emotion. It does not only show sex, the movie dig deep into one person’s response toward the effects of love. Look beyond the commercialization of drugs and pay attention to the effects it brought to the community. The actors, Anne Hathway and Jake Gyllenhaal showed chemistry throughout the film. Anne’s lovable character and portrayal of Maggie is dazzling, while knowing Jake as a very lively actor, suits the charming bachelor every woman wants. I love how the movie begins with a different twist in love. There’s really a lot to say about love, it defines the person, the situation and even the emotion. Perfect movie for people in love, there are some scenes though that are not for minors.
Love and Other Drugs is distributed by Twentieth Century Fox is will be shown in your favorite cinemas starting January 26, 2011. Enjoy the movie!