Saturday, December 18, 2010

Love and Other Drugs

OK I saw this movie about a week ago and I have not posted about it yet because I just didn’t know what to write. Now that I have taken some time to think about it, I think it comes down to this. I REALLY wanted to like this movie and I just didn’t. It earns 1.5 out of 5 on the Taleen scale.

This movie had some good points. Jake Gyllenhaal is really good in this movie. He really pulled off his character and he looks amazing. There are parts of this movie that are shot in black and white and they are striking. I don’t know what they did to make these parts so beautiful but they will really take your breath away. Maybe it’s just the artist in me but I wanted to hit pause and start sketching.

That is pretty much all the good things I can say for this movie. I like Anne Hathaway but she just did not pull this character off for me. The first 1/3 of this movie would have been rated NC17 a few years ago so don’t go see it with your mother. You will be uncomfortable. Then there was the whole drug company angle. Phizer is EVERYWHERE in this movie. They are constantly talking about Zoloft and Viagra by name. I am beginning to wonder if Phizer went to Hollywood and said “who wants to make a movie about our drugs?” But then again, I couldn’t even tell if this movie was in favor of drug companies or if this was a movie about hating drug companies. The movie ran forever, how much longer could they drag out this non storyline? I guess in the end the main point was that there is someone out there for everyone. But they pretty much told that whole story in the last 5 min.

If you want to see this movie I recommend that you wait for the DVD. It’s really not worth the movie ticket and it breaks my heart to say so.

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