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Old 11-07-10, 01:38 AM
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Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758752/

Also features Judy Greer, Oliver Platt (damn he is lookin' old), Hank Azaria and the recently deceased Jilly Clayburgh.

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. Based on Jamie Reidy's memoir "Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman."
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Normally I would be pretty dismissive of this (for starters, the title is awful) but Zwick does have some pretty solid films to his credit. I have a feeling it is not as whimsical a film as the trailer is suggesting.
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

It does look good, and according to a friend of mine that has seen it already, he has made clear that it is actually a good movie.

And because I'm not sure how much of a secret it is at this point,
Spoiler:
Supposedly, Anne Hathaway is nude for some portion of the movie.
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

Saw the trailer and didn't look bad. Not really the kind of a movie I go see but definitely worthy of a date movie.
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

looking forward to this one, looks much more serious than most of the rom com fluff out there lately
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

Originally Posted by Nicholas Vargo View Post

And because I'm not sure how much of a secret it is at this point,
Spoiler:
Supposedly, Anne Hathaway is nude for some portion of the movie.
well the trailers to kind of hint at that
Spoiler:
and its not as if shes been shy about going nude on camera before
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

The trailer makes this look absolutely awful. However, I am a pretty huge fan of Zwick, so I'll probably rent this when it comes out on Blu-ray.
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

I think this looks pretty good, I am surprised that its rated R since Fox is releasing it.
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

I'll be checking out the nude scenes.
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

Per the imdb message board (and the 'view advisory for parents section")
Spoiler:
the movie does indeed feature bare t&a
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

I figured this would be the more dramatic version of NO STRING ATTACHED, but didn't realize till now who's directing. I'm sold thanks to Zwick alone!
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

Also, is it painfully obvious to anyone else that they couldn't afford to cast Jack Black, so they made a poor man's copy?
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathway is nude for like 50% of her screen time.
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

Zwick makes any remotely interesting movie heavy-handed and near-unwatachble. Plus a star-driven romantic comedy? Hathaway's a cute, very attractive girl but nowhere near hot enough to drag me into theaters to watch this.
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

I would watch this if I didn't have a distaste for pharmaceutical sales reps.
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

Previews of this look fun and I'll give Zwick the benefit of the doubt. I may check it out opening weekend w/ the gf.
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

Originally Posted by Hokeyboy View Post
Zwick makes any remotely interesting movie heavy-handed and near-unwatachble.
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

Originally Posted by droidguy1119 View Post
Anne Hathway is nude for like 50% of her screen time.
She really isn't. More like 10% which is still fine
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

I liked Jake and Anne's chemistry in "Brokeback Mountain" so I'm actually very interested in this flick.
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

Yup. Nudity and I'm sold.
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

Additionally, RT only has it at 40% with 77 reviews counted thus far:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/love-anddrugs/

Dud. Netflix it for the nudity in a few months I guess.

Edit: Love the "other" emoticon caused by the RT URL
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

Originally Posted by jfoobar View Post
Additionally, RT only has it at 40% with 77 reviews counted thus far:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/love-anddrugs/

Dud. Netflix it for the nudity in a few months I guess.

Edit: Love the "other" emoticon caused by the RT URL
Skipping it. Will wait for the animated Anne Hathaway naked gifs to take care of business.
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

So, how's Alienface Hathaway look sans skivs?
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

No beaver shots from Anne, no sale.

Already saw her tits in "Havoc."
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Re: Love and Other Drugs (Zwick) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway

For story purposes, this film takes place earlier in the 2000s. Jamie (Jake Gyllenhall) is an up-and-coming pharmaceutical rep for Pfizer (after going through many other jobs due to either boredom or jacked up libido) who has a way with the ladies, and isn't afraid to tap anything that moves. He's been tasked with pushing Zanax and Zoloft onto doctors, who normally prescribe Prozac and other drugs of that ilk. While on rounds with a bribed doctor (Hank Azaria), Jamie, playing an intern takes part of a doctor's appointment where Maggie (Anne Hathaway) is the patient, and in need of medication for her condition. Jamie is quite taken by Maggie, violent flirting ensues, and they find themselves very compatible amorously, but Maggie doesn't want any semblance of a relationship due to her condition, and simply wants to live in the moment. While this is going on, Jamie strikes gold with some little blue pills, and his professional life is on the upswing.

Suffice it to say, the rest of the film deals with Jamie and Maggie's non-relationship relationship, and the ups-and-downs of it.

Overall, the film feels like it needed another re-write at times, the characters lacked a certain something that hampers the burgeoning love story happening between this unlikely pairing. But that being said, Gyllenhaal and Hathaway have nice chemistry, and overall ease with one another that comes through on the screen.

I give it 2.5 stars, or a grade of C+.

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