It's time to root through some trailers. What sort of wonderful things will be alluded to today.
Today's trailer is for a film that's already been getting rave reviews and looks primed to be a force to be reckoned with come Oscar time. It's Love and Other Drugs, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway. Gyllenhaal's character, Jamie, is a cut throat pharmaceutical salesmen who is busy selling the ultimate drug, Viagra! He lives a lavish lifestyle, complete with more tail than Hugh Hefner would know what to do with. He finds himself wanting something different, though, when he meets Maggie, played by Hathaway. They fall in love! But, there's one bump in the road. She has Parkinson's.
Love and Other Drugs is directed by Edward Zwick...
Wait, WHAT? Ed Zwick? The guy who has made a name of himself by making "politically correct" action films like Glory, The Last Samurai, and Blood Diamond? Uh, yeah, same guy! As far as I know, he hasn't done anything like this, so I'm anxious to see how he does. If early reviews from festivals are to be believed, he nailed it.
This trailer is pretty good! It's funny, sweet, and has left me interested in going to see this when it comes out. I love Gyllenhaal and Hathaway, and am looking forward to seeing them reunited again on the screen in a relationship that actually has a hope of working for a change. It's not a spectacular trailer, but, for a first, it's good enough. Hey, it got me excited! Good enough.
Also, it looks like Hathaway is going to be getting naked a lot! That's a win!