Saturday, April 23, 2011

Film Fest

Love and Other Drugs...  It felt like two movies: a pretty funny comedy with Jake Gyllenhaal as a pharmaceutical rep and a tragedy-coming-later romance with Anne Hathaway.  But it wasn't until about half way that the two themes separated and the tone suddenly turned gloomy.  There was even a sort of filmic pause - a long-held view of a winter field - when you could feel the film gather itself to change natures.  Not really successful - a strangely schizophrenic movie.  But the actors actually made an attractive couple and there were some genuinely charming or funny or heart-wrenching moments and a few scenes, like the pharmaceutical convention - were biting and hilarious.  Worth seeing maybe, but an oddly constructed film.

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