Saturday, February 27, 2010
Back in The City
Update: Two more:
Looks as if Jake Gyllenhaal is back in New York City, doing a photo shoot for GQ Magazine.
Nice to see you, Jake!
Celebrity spotting #2: Jake Gyllenhaal in Katz's Deli with a camera crew (photography). Very handsome in person. Quite nice to all the peeps
Another fan photo:
And a couple more:
Some new publicity stills for Prince of Persia:
We also got another report from last week's Love and Other Drugs screening, via Hollywood Elsewhere:
"It's pretty ambitious story about the mid '90s Viagra boom and selling pharmaceuticals for Phizer. Hathaway, Hank Azaria. Oliver Platt plays Gyllenhaal's mentor, and it's probably the best role he's ever had, and perhaps his best performance. He teaches Gyllenhaal the ropes, and he has a really great speech toward the end. The story line, which is basically about Gylenhaal becoming a pharma salesman, is fairly complex. George Segal and Jill Clayburgh play his parents. Josh Gad is the fat younger brother -- the Jonah Hill character.
"Gyllenhaal and Hathaway's love affair is the main thing. Hathaway's Maggie is coping with stage one of Parkinson's -- a very intense and interesting charatcer, well versed in her sickness. And Jake is trying to sell Viagra, and they meet and are attracted and end up having an affair.
"The script take pains to paint the Gyllenhaal character a rake, a ladies' man. Zwick doesn't do that good a job in some respects. There's a lot of bullshit Eloi humor and basically shitty schtick. Mostly about the younger brother being a fat-ass. There's some lame orgy in the middle of it with Jakes accidentally overdosing on Viagra...girls at a party make him swallow too much of it, and he won't go down, resulting in priapism.
"The most exciting part of the film is their relationship. A lot of nudity, a lot of really well done lovemaking stuff, and some of it that isn't so good. It's hard to explain. But Hathaway really knocks it out of the park...she's amazing, wonderful. Gyllenhaal is not as impressive, in my view. He's good in this but he can be a cypher. He's got a pretty narrow range. His character is a really smart guy with no drive...he could have been a doctor but he didn't do it. He's a good salesman but also a ladies' man. But Hathaway dominates.
"So the relationship part is good, the pharmacetical stuff is good. And like I said, Platt has a great speech at the end.
Not the greatest review for Jake, but it sounds like the reviewer isn't a Jake fan.
(PoP stills courtesy of IHJ; NYC photo from Tweet Photo.)