For how long did I consider what to wear before choosing my outfit last night? Why did I care what I looked like? What did I actually think might come from the evening?
All I know is, my girlfriends and I had a stunningly good time at the behind-the-scenes screening of Ed Zwick’s Love and Other Drugs, starring the handsome Gyllenhaal and the lovely Hathaway.
Jake Gyllenhaal just moved up the ranks in my book. Do I find Hollywood actors attractive? Yes, in this order: Jude Law, George Clooney, Brad Pitt (though I am on Team Aniston). Well, last night Jake Gyllenhaal just climbed the ladder and sits cleanly above Mr. Law. He is rockin hot in this movie. It’s not just his good facial structure or his dark features, it’s his coy smile and the looks he throws at Hathaway’s character, Maggie, that just hit you to your core.
If I had to recommend the movie on the basis of Jake Gyllenhaal alone, I would give it a resounding two thumbs up.
However, there is more to it than just eye candy. As screenwriter, producer and director for this film, Zwick formidably captures the interplay between the difficult and the humorous. They are never far from each other in this film. But Love and Other Drugs is not full of fluff; rather, the funny makes the pain bearable. And here is the beauty of what Mr. Zwick has done … he has made a meaningful “romantic comedy” that actually gets to the heart of life – that love is a powerful drug and under its influence, we are better people.