Saturday, April 23, 2011
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.