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Apr 25, 2011

Love & Other Drugs

I watched Love & Other Drugs over the weekend and it was good but it was too long & no matter how hard I try I can't buy Jake Gyllenhaal as a ladies man, he's ugly & will forever be Bubble Boy.  The movie is pretty much the story of the "gets every girl he wants" player kind of guy who actually falls for someone, someone who he was with for a strictly physical relationship in the beginning & then she gets pissed because he's gotten attached (kind of the My Best Friend's Girl story without all of hilarity) & then she starts to get attached & so on & so on. Now, the difference with this movie is that Anne Hathaway's character has Parkinson's, a very early diagnosis as she's like 30.  It's because of the Parkinson's that she doesn't want to get involved with anyone understandably so & it's also because of the Parkinson's that he detaches after falling in love...and so on.  Anyway, the movie is predictable, it has a ton of nudity in it & a lot of which was totally unnecessary & the story kind of drags on when you already know how it will end...it was almost 2 hours & after about an hour & a half I found myself flipping through a magazine & playing Words With Friends on my iPod.  So while I enjoyed the movie it could have moved along better & I'm glad I didn't pay to go see it because it wouldn't have been worth $10!  I give it 2.5 olives & my advice is to wait for cable.

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