Trailer Talk: ‘Love and Other Drugs’


There are few people who I find so beautiful they’re distracting. Somebody may look great with their shirt off, but if there’s any sort of plot going on that’s what I’m paying attention to. Jake Gyllenhaal falls into the distractingly beautiful category. Whether it’s those deep blue eyes or his melodic voice, I just can’t seem to focus on much else when he’s on screen. Needless to say, I had to watch the “Love and Other Drugs” trailer a few times to get the gist of what was going on.

The trailer below sets up a typical rom-com scenario. A womanizer (Gyllenhaal) who’s able to use any girl he wants gets strung up on the girl he can’t have (Anne Hathaway). As they inevitably come closer together, we find out that Hathaway’s character has some kind of sickness. Interspersed is the fact that Gyllenhaal’s character is a pharmaceutical rep for the up and coming Viagra.

If it weren’t for the cast, I would have no interest in this film. The story looks fairly predictable and I don’t enjoy crying when I’m watching a film. However, while Gyllenhaal is hot, Hathaway is really the one to watch for. She’s gone from being in “The Princess Diaries” to a Oscar nominee. She’s a wonderful actress who has been making good film choices. Hopefully, “Love and Other Drugs” is another great choice.

“Love and Other Drugs” will be in theaters Nov. 24. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer and Hank Azaria.

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  1. Adam Poynter #

    Its because of just that, the cast that makes me interested in seeing this movie. Hathaway is one of my favorite young actresses and she has made some courageous choices when it comes to movie roles.

  2. Mary #

    I am a Hathaway fan too! Sounds pretty much like its worth going to this movie.

  3. Bev #

    Allison, I had to watch the trailer after reading your first 3 sentences. I have to say that after seeing the trailer I note that JG is not as fetching to me as to you (no one is as addictive as Antonio Banderas), but I think you wrote a great review of this film – I agree, some good acting but maybe not great writing. We’ll see.