Saturday, 16 January 2010

20 for 2010 - Love and Other Drugs

Getting ever closer to the top spot with the 3rd place Love and Other Drugs.

One of the reasons, oh go on then it's the main reason, that I want to see Ed Zwick's latest film is residual love for Brokeback Mountain. Here we have Jack and Lureen Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway) reuniting; only this time they will actually fall in love - no beards necessary. Both of the two have proven themselves capable of a wide range of roles and I suspect both have fans who would be prepared to watch them sit and read the phone book.

There other reasons to get excited. For starters Ed Zwick may be best known for his bombastic historical dramas, but lets remember he cut his teeth producing television dramadies like "thirtysomething" and "My So-Called Life". This experience will be extremely helpful in adapting Jamie Reidy's bestselling memoir about his life as a drug salesman during the advent of Viagra.

Which leads nicely to the fact that this is a film about drugs and sex. With lots of viagra jokes. There must be some laughs to be had in there.

There's also a top notch supporting cast, with Hank Azaria, Judy Greer and Oliver Platt among many others.

Although saying that the main reason I'm anticipating this so much is still Jake and Anne. (Especially Jake)


TomS said...

Wild Guess...

M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender.

I would have guessed any number of the ones on your list already....

Mmmm. I can taste the chocolate now...

(And for that bit of cockiness, I'm afraid I will lose...LOL)


Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

I have no idea, and I don't want to guess and lose so I'll go out of the box knowing I'm wrong and suggest Harry Potter. Cheers.