Edward Zwick directed Defiance and Blood Diamond, but his latest, Love and Other Drugs, is a rom-com about what would happen if one night, suave, chauvinist pharmaceutical sales rep Jake Gyllenhaal (“Jamie Reidy”) and cynical free spirit Anne Hathaway (“Maggie Murdock”) got together and, as they say, bling-banged. Oh, and lest you think I’m the one making this sound cheesy, here’s the official synopsis from Fox:
Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won’t let anyone – or anything – tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies 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.
Is one of the side effects dismissive wanking? If I’m still doing this in four hours, call me an ambulance. Anyway, it opens November 24th, but considering you’ve already seen every plot point in the trailer, I don’t know why you’d need to see it again. Though something tells me this movie was specially designed for people who want to watch the same thing over and over again.
UPDATE/SPOILER ALERT: Commenter Chucky Pisspants claims this film features copious shots of Anne Hathaway’s breasts and she has Parkinson’s disease. I take it back, I’m sold.
[also in HD at Apple]