The focus in Gyllenland has been on Prince of Persia and Source Code. But tonight, there was another screening of Jake Gyllenhaal's fall movie - an unfinished cut of Love and Other Drugs. A sampling of impressions and reviews from across the net - first from twitter:
In OC saw an early release of a Jake G movie great stuff!
Just saw a free screening to "Love and Other Drugs". I loved it. Can't wait to see it when it comes out in theaters.
H&K movie screening adventures, volume #7,048: if you enjoy jake gyllenhaal's nekkid butt, go watch "love & other drugs" when it comes out.
Love & Other Drugs was great! Funny, sweet & lots of Anne Hathaway nudity.
From the IMdb LaOD MB:
It is a love story that is very funny and complex, but it remains, at its core, a love story.
And in another thread:
It was definitely too long and paced awkwardly, but some is bound to be cut before release. Anne is great and so is Jake, very good really but not Oscar worthy. Its a different style of filmaking a little bit and sticks in your head. There were many stand out moments in the film and lots of laugh out loud moments. But yes it is crammed full of information and subplots and layers but I found them all to be entertaining and believable.
Just saw an advanced screening of Love and other Drugs with Anne Hathway and Jake Gyllenhal. Anne is unbelievably sexy and Jake can actually act. Holy shit it was really good.
dammmnnn... the movie screening just saw " Love and Other Drugs" was very good! kind like A walk to Remember but better?doesn't come out till Nov. 24th of this year.
Finally, a longer and more ambivalent review, from FanForum:
Of course, we love Jake, and it was great to see him in this movie. He's in almost every scene! (you get to see A LOT OF HIM, trust me.) But for me, the movie was a bit all over the place. The nudity was a little overboard. Sometimes it felt like a typical "guy movie" with crude jokes, which made me kinda uncomfortable, then it was suddenly a serious drama with heavy subject matter, and then there were very cute and tender moments, but not enough to balance out all the raunchy sexual jokes, which i didn't find that funny. But I loved the sweet moments, and of course they were my favorite scenes in the movie. So It was different. It was different to see Jake play a Womanizer type guy. Maybe the final cut of the movie will be better.
Sounds like some editing is needed, but they certainly have the time. And I'm certainly looking forward to the end result.
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