Tuesday, 11 January 2011

She rejected you! That's why you want her.

Love and Other Drugs (2010)

Chosen by me because I like to go to the cinema a lot.
All over the place tonally, it most resembles an attempt to combine the sappy rauchiness of American Pie with the sappy sappiness of Love Story. It offers plentiful nudity from the incredibly attractive Jake Gyllenhaall and Anne Hathaway which may be enough to satisfy some. But in it's attempts to mix the story of a man ditching his financially rewarding job to look after the woman he has come to love with the story of a man who catches his brother whacking off to a video of him and his Parkinson's suffering girlfriend it fails to find a solid foundation to work with and emerges a rather horrid mess.
It has some fine support in Hank Azaria and Oliver Platt but the brilliant Judy Greer is mostly wasted in a nothing role.


  1. I wanted to watch this. Mainly because it was mentioned in an interesting article about the lack of Hollywood tearjerkers nowadays, that role being filled by Pixar and the like instead, and I like a good, old-fashioned tearjerker.

    You've kind of put me off though

  2. Yeah it barely works as tear-jerker at all im afraid