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LOVE & OTHER DRUGS is about a blu-pill salesman!

Hey folks, Harry here to dream a little about LOVE & OTHER DRUGS by the always hopefully compelling, Ed Zwick. I'm a sucker for a good romantic drama - and that's what I hope this is. A film that is not quite a romantic comedy, but something that makes your heart ache a bit, that perhaps make you leave the theater with a tear caught on the edge of a smile. I'm thinking about films like BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S or THE APARTMENT... I believe Ed Zwick has that kind of film in him and I wonder if Jake & Anne can pull of that kind of emotional honesty. Anne still has a bit of that Gloss stuck to her, but there's a couple of shots in here that seems to have that wiped off. And as for Jake... I just don't know. When you're straining to find a young George Peppard or a young Jack Lemmon, who do you turn to? Is that Jake Gyllenhaal? I'm not sure. Here he seems to be trying to project a Tom Cruise "Jerry Maguire" type of vibe, but does Zwick have that Cameron Crowe pixie dust that makes all of it tear at the inner soul of the romantic heart? I don't know, but I hope it doesn't feel cheap or artificial and there's definitely that possibility. What do y'all think of this trailer for LOVE & OTHER DRUGS.

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  • Aug. 21, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST



    That is all...

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST


    by DiscoGodfather

    For a high definition sexual experience?

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Harry Has Chosen HD-PILL, And Here's Why...

    by DiscoGodfather

    Let's just get that one out of the way right now.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST

    I Don't think much about it now....

    by The_Floating_Skull_of_Robert_Loggia

    And I didn't think much about it two weeks ago, when filmdrunk posted it. Although there are reports that Hathaway gets naked in abundance, but that's offset by the fact that her character has Parkinson's. I'd still do her, though. Oh yeah....

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Ed Zwick has made 2 good movies

    by Neck_Lucas

    Most are watered down political satements that he wants to makes but doesnt want to "offend" the audience

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST


    by Sailor Rip

    lol. Good one.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    I prefer OTHER DRUGS

    by Tigger Tales

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    This looks like a great date movie

    by SifoDyasJr.

    Which is why most talkbackers will never see it.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Looks limp and flaccid!

    by Zardoz

    Like my dick if I had to actually watch this derivative crap!

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 8:43 p.m. CST

    That was a pretty mediocre movie

    by BadMrWonka

    not bad, but likeable enough. nothing new, though. I mean...that was the whole movie from beginning to end in the trailer, right? didn't we all just see it? <p>I saw the character introductions, the meet-cute, the first date, the sex scene, the secondary characters, the progression of the relationship, the funny scene with the fat friend, the conflict, the fake giving up, the big finale where he chases after her instead of doing hos job, or selling out, or fucking the hot blonde or something. the only thing left for the theater is the kiss at the end.<p>the irony is, the only movies that show EVERY FUCKING THING from beginning to end in their trailers, are the ones without an ounce of surprise or creativity in their plots. it would be funny if it weren't so sad.<p>when movies like Inception make a gazillion dollars, we always hope hollywood will go, "make more smart movies! make intriguing trailers that don't show everything!" but it never happens. because those smart movies that make a gazillion, they cost half a gazillion. and when you can just do a mad libs of romantic comedy cliches with some cute, popular stars and make just as much return on your investment, what's the point of doing anything unique?<p>it's just depressing.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    that scene in "Last Samuri"

    by professorjack

    where Tom Cruise is screaming on the floor "Sakai! Sakai! Sakai" cuz he was going through alcohol withdrawal has to be one of the cheesiest scenes in movie history

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST


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  • Aug. 21, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Just don't watch the INTERNATIONAL trailer...

    by abysstare

    ... because it is way too long, and pretty much gives away almost all of the movie. That said, you'll probably go watch it now in spite of the warning, so have at it. You can find it on youtube.

  • Aug. 21, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    aint it old

    by misterfurly

    i used to come here for up to date shit, now they scoop trailers that have been on apple for over a week. im better off scouring the interwebbbz by myself to look for actual movie news

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Sake!!! What's wrong with that scene. Guy needed

    by UltraTron

    booze. This movie will always be remembered for some guy farting in the audience in perfect time during wannabe's death sequence-

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Did UP IN THE AIR need to be remade?

    by gruntybear

    Lonely sadsack "hunk" who travels for a living meets the unavailable woman. Dick jokes, surprise hidden relationship issues and Mo-Town music ensues.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    She's a good actress.

    by gotilk

    I'm feeling bad about calling her "grandma tits" all these years.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST


    by MattmanReturns

    Entire theater was busting a gut in that scene.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Oooh Hawwy

    by pax256

    You big huggable Teddy Bear of wuv you. You're getting soft on us arent you? We'll have to take you out for a good old wabbit hunt to help bwing back some of those manwy genre hormones for the fall season.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Harry takes viagra is what he's telling us

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Otherwise I don't get the point of this article

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