Director: Edward Zwick. Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria. 112 min. Rated R. Comedy/Drama/Romance.
Confession: I've never believed much in Edward Zwick. Glory, Courage Under Fire, The Last Samurai, Defiance, The Siege, and even Blood Diamond, are all examples of movies that just look good, but lack depth or substance (Legends of the the Fall is probably his only grand epic). Love and Other Drugs is a new low for Zwick, as I was confused for two hours what it was about: Drug reps? Parkinson's? Dirty doctors? Love? Viagra? Other drugs? I came to the conclusion that this movie was probably made to showcase Hathaway's physical attributes. Some may believe that's good enough reason.