Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway re-unite after their tattered marriage in Brokeback Mountain for Edward Zwick’s Love and Other Drugs. The trailer for the film was released over the weekend and first impressions seem to be overall positive. The film seems to have great performances from its two leads and the supporting cast which includes Oliver Platt, Hank Azaria, and Judy Greer.
The trailer for the film emanates a familiar tone that reminds me of 2009 Best Picture nominee Up in the Air. Jake Gyllenhaal plays a confident pharmaceutical salesman who falls in love with the free-spirited Maggie, played by Anne Hathaway. Their relationship takes them both by surprise as they try to maintain their own firmly established identities while coming under the influence of the drug of love.
There seems to be a lot of confidence in this film’s chances in the blog-o-sphere with the film appearing on several possible Best Picture lists. I have my reservations primarily because Ed Zwick is so unpredictable as a director. His last two films, Defiance and Blood Diamond, failed to resonate with major critics and I don’t foresee great things based on the trailer alone.
I’d be happy to hear your thoughts in the comments, however. You can view the trailer in high definition at Apple.
Love and Other Drugs will be in theatres in the U.S. on November 24, 2010.
[Source: Apple Trailers]