Friday, February 24, 2012

1699 - Love & Other Drugs

After a revisit this is still one of my favorite films from last year.  For those who don't know it's about a pharmaceutical drug rep who falls for a girl with Parkinson's.  But that's under-selling it.  What it really is is a film about who people that are empty and in denial about what they really want and need from life.  The Parkinson's absolutely adds another layer to the film and makes it far more relevant, but deep down it's still an great love story about two damaged people.  Anne Hathaway is fantastic here.  She's funny, and sweet, and spunky.  But she's also so heartbreaking.  This role could have been such a show-offy type role for an actor but she takes it and infuses it with grace and honesty.  She's gorgeous and shows off her body in this film in some sexy ways, but what's most impressive is how ugly she allows herself to be here as well both inside and out.  This might be my favorite role of hers to date and it'll be hard to beat it.
If you haven't seen this film it's on netflix now.  It's funny, it's sweet, and it's above all things, honest.  I recommend it quite highly.

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